“Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”“
Hunger describes those sensations that promote the achievement of a minimum energy requirement, while thirst represents sensations that promote the achievement of a minimum fluid requirement.
To be just literally means to be right, especially morally. Religious people often speak of being righteous. In their view, the righteous not only does what is right for other people, but also obeys the laws of their religion. Heroes like Martin Luther King are often referred to as righteous.
In the same way, life flows out of us when we are filled with the Holy Spirit. The more we strive our lives to be filled with the Holy Spirit, the more we will long for God and further revelation of God’s character. This is called “thirst”.
Jesus tells us that those who are blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. In other words, the blessed are not those who think they have righteousness, but those who think they lack righteousness.
God talks a lot about hunger in the Bible. Physical hunger will always be with us and it is clear that God wants us to care for those who suffer. Spiritual hunger is also common. Some people even try to satisfy their spiritual hunger by doing good things – like feeding the hungry.
Righteousness is one of the most important attributes of God as presented in the Hebrew Bible. Its primary meaning concerns ethical conduct (e.g. Leviticus 19:36; Deuteronomy 25:1; Psalm 1:6; Proverbs 8:20). In the Book of Job, the title character is introduced to people as a person who is perfect in righteousness.
The Reformers also called it passive righteousness, the righteousness of faith, the righteousness of the gospel, the righteousness of extraterrestrials, and Christian righteousness.
So, “seeking God’s kingdom” calls us to evangelize, and “seeking God’s righteousness” calls us to promote basic Christian courtesy and charity – e.g. B. feeding the poor, fighting oppression and loving our neighbour . The point is that we put God’s concerns ahead of our own—and seek out HIS agenda with all our hearts.
Our spiritual thirst could talk to our personal concerns or to places in the world where people need renewal, hope and relief from suffering. This simple step of connecting the waters of the world to the waters of our soul can in itself help change the world.
Spiritual hunger is the feeling of having no purpose, passion, pleasure, or joy in one’s life. Maybe life feels like agony, or there’s a struggle to redefine a different purpose in life after we send the kids off to college or retire after a long and successful career.
One of the penitential psalms, a prayer to be delivered from the psalmist’s enemies. It takes the form of a king’s prayer for victory and peace. According to Augustine of Hippo, this psalm was probably written by David’s son Absalom during the time of the rebellion.
means the steadfastness of an eternal inheritance, in which the soul that has good intentions rests as in its own place, as the body in an earthly possession, being nourished by its own sustenance as the body is by the earth; such is the rest and life of the saints.
Explanation and Commentary on Proverbs 14:1
This particular verse refers to women, especially women who have a “house” to build. The Bible calls a wife and mother to run her household on behalf of her “head”, her husband and children.
According to the WFP, “The consequences of under-nutrition not only cause suffering and ill health, they also slow down progress in many other areas of development, such as education and employment. ” Poor and inadequate nutrition also makes children susceptible to illness and disease and can lead to stunted growth…
A faith-sharing resource for small groups that builds, inspires, and prepares communities to show Christ’s merciful love to those suffering from hunger around the world. Photo by Jim Burger for CRS.
1 : acting in accordance with divine or moral laws : free from guilt or sin. 2a : Morally right or justifiably a just decision.
Living righteously means living your life honestly and according to moral standards that reflect our relationship with the Lord. As representatives of the kingdom of God in everything we do, we should imitate his ways. This means doing right in the face of evil.