Jesus said, “How blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, because it is they who will be satisfied!”
Christ is the end of the law. He satisfied all its demands. HE IS ALL YOU NEED.
By his Sermon on the Mount he exposes our need for him and futility in earning or deserving God’s blessings for all obedience is based on perfection.
Jesus Christ is the One who has satsified God and provided righteousness for those who believe in him.
This passage is not speaking of those who suffer from spiritual starvation and dehyrdration and because of that- they will be seen as righteous.
Being poor in spirit does not mean spiritual poverty merits heaven, the same as meekly going through abuse does not mean you merit earth’s blessings.
Showing mercy and creating a peaceful environment will not earn us mercy and brand us with the title “sons of God.”
The same with hunger and thirst. The source of life, which is the opposite of lifeless toil is Christ and he as the Bread of Life tells us we will never need to be hungry and as the Water of Life we will never need to be thirsty.
Anytime we hunger or thirst we are directed to Him as our Source of blessings and satisfaction.
No one but Jesus who ended the demands and curses of the law upon us can merit heaven, earth, mercy, sonship and righteousness.
HE WAS THE BLESSING.
THE BLESSED became poor so we could INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
THE BLESSED mourned with strong crying and tears bringing us COMFORT FROM GOD.
THE BLESSED was meek and lowly in heart so we could find REST FOR OUR SOULS WHILE HERE ON EARTH.
THE BLESSED was hungry during temptation, thirsty on the cross so WE COULD BECOME HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
THE BLESSED was pure in heart so he purifies us so that we CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT AS HE IS AND BE LIKE HIM.
THE BLESSED was the prince of peace SO HE BROUGHT PEACE BETWEEN US AND GOD SO THAT WE ARE HIS SONS.
THE BLESSED was insulted, mocked and persecuted SO HE COULD EMPATHIZE WITH OUR WEAKNESS AND BRING JOY TO US IN THE MIDST OF DIFFICULTY.
THE BLESSED WAS THE BLESSING.
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