Week 3 Day 4
Matthew 5: 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
To hunger and thirst for righteousness, one of the beatitudes of the Lord Jesus; But whose righteousness? Even a casual student of the Bible, as if there could really be such, with clouded vision and distracted mind would have to acknowledge that in the context Jesus spoke of the righteousness of His Father.
Do we seek to enjoin the “righteousness” of the howling mob as Aaron did (Exodus 32:1-2) Do we seek to participate in the “righteousness” of the acrimonious characters who inhabit so called “social media”? As with anything there are always the extremely vocal “squeaky wheels” demanding attention.
Perhaps the best approach to all of this is to follow Jesus’ example and seek time to be alone before the Father, to wait upon His Spirit and to find understanding and direction from the whole counsel of His holy Word. Yes, even among the ranks of people who call themselves Christian we see every day those who would distort the whole counsel of God’s Word to their own ends. I sometimes grieve for the Church, that is the collective body of Christ that those who do these things are the only representation of Christians that many people see.
Jesus also said; “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33