If we don’t quite know what that word means, we might be tempted to be scared by it. Maybe we even choose to ignore it because we think it sounds too churchy, too legalistic, too Miss Goody-too-shoes.
But all righteousness really means is walking in the right way according to God’s standard. Righteousness is right-way-ness.
What this verse means to me is this: if I hunger and crave for the right things, the things of God, I will be satisfied. If I hunger and crave temporal things, satisfaction will be outside of my grip.
I don’t know about you, but I have to be constantly aware of where my cravings are focused. God must be at the top of my cravings list. For when He is, my life will be better. Richer. Fuller.
What about you? What do you crave? If you consistently find yourself unsatisfied and longing for more, then it’s likely that your cravings are misdirected.
Pray with me: Father, may we desperately and deliberately desire, crave, run after the things that you consider right and true. Help us to hunger and thirst for You for you always satisfy and never let us down. Replace our wrong and addictive desires with a strong desire for You. In Jesus’ name…