Do You Hunger, Thirst & Desire for Righteousness? (Beatitudes)

by Pastor Priji Varghese | Bangalore Revival Center

Do You Hunger, Thirst & Desire For Righteousness?

Define Blessing:

  • Blessed
  • Happy
  • To be envied
  • Spiritually Prosperous
  • Joyful
  • Satisfied
  • Favoured
  • Saved

1 CHRONICLES 16:4 NLT
David appointed the following Levites to lead the people in worship before the Ark of the LORD-to invoke his blessings, to give thanks, and to praise the LORD, the God of Israel.

HOSEA 12:4 NLT
Yes, he wrestled with the angel and won. He wept and pleaded for a blessing from him. There at Bethel he met God face to face, and God spoke to him.

ACTS 11:23 NLT
When he arrived and saw this evidence of God’s blessing, he was filled with joy, and he encouraged the believers to stay true to the Lord.

MATTHEW 5:3 NLT
“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.”

MATTHEW 5:4 NLT
“God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

MATTHEW 5:5 NLT
“God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.”

MATTHEW 5:6 NLT
“God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied.”

GREEK WORD FOR JUSTICE:
G1343: dikaiosunē
Strong’s Definition
From G1342; equity (of character or act); specifically
(Christian) justification: – righteousness.

GREEK WORD FOR JUSTICE:
Thayer’s Definition
1. in a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be, righteousness, the condition acceptable to God
2. the doctrine concerning the way in which man may attain a state approved of God
3. integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking feeling, and acting
4. in a narrower sense, justice or the virtue which gives each his due

Hunger and thirst is not a happy feeling, its a painful desperate call or desire for more.
Bishop T. D. Jakes

JOHN 16:10 NLT
“Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more.” – Jesus

ROMANS 4:22 NLT
And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous.

1 TIMOTHY 6:11-12 NLT
But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.

1 TIMOTHY 6:11-12 NLT
Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses.

PROVERBS 13:21 NLT
Trouble chases sinners, while blessings reward the righteous.

PROVERBS 15:29 NLT
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous.

PROVERBS 4:18 NLT
The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.

PSALM 17:15 NLT
Because I am righteous, I will see you. When I awake, I will see you face to face and be satisfied.

MATTHEW 5:6 NLT
God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice (righteousness), for they will be satisfied.