Word for Today: Righteousness (4)-Blessed are they…
Ministry of the Word (MOW): True Spirituality
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6).
This is a great teaching from the final authority Himself. One way of getting blessed, is to develop ‘thirst’ and ‘hunger’ for righteousness, and we know that Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is the righteousness of God for a fallen humanity.
There are many Christians who believe that because we are in the dispensation of grace, we don’t need to do anything as Jesus, the grace of God has done it all for us. This is a faulty belief. Yes, by grace we are saved through faith (Ephesians 2:8). However, having sufficient active faith by itself is a huge individual responsibility . Some Christians think that faith is merely a passive process-just believe. Faith without work is dead (James 2:17).
Developing thirst and hunger for the righteousness of God to be manifested in your life is a huge responsibility. You can only be filled to the extent that you are thirsty and hungry. You can choose to be blessed. How much hunger and thirst do you have for the righteousness in the word of God? You will be filled to the extent of your hunger and thirst!
“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant” ( Psalm 35:27).
Please, keep your thoughts and mind healthy and ‘cleanse it with the washing of water by the word’ (Ephesians 5:26). Your destiny is dependent on your predominant thoughts, beliefs , confessions and actions.
Have a blessed new day.
Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
Thank you Jesus.
To grow spiritually requires daily meditation with the word of God (Joshua 1:8) and seeking first the kingdom of God and its righteousness (Matthew 6:33). It also requires total fear of God, and spiritual training in the word of God: “Train yourself to be godly”(1Tim 4:7-8 NIV).
Our Father and our God, please give us the grace to have thirst and hunger for your righteousness in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
Dr Ben Bassey is a licensed psychiatrist and a spiritual health counselor:
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