I’ve been reading about the beatitudes recently, and I’ve been pondering what it means in Matthew 5:6 when Jesus says:
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Along the way, I started reading a commentary that referred to Charles Spurgeon’s sermons/writings on the beatitude. I couldn’t help but to share that here and today with you guys. Spurgeon says:
‘Alas!’ says he, ‘it is not enough for me to know that my sin is forgiven. I have a fountain of sins within my heart, and bitter waters continually flow from it. Of, that my nature could be changed, so that I, the lover of sin, could be made a lover of that which is good; that I now full of evil, could become full of holiness!
I want that. I want to hunger and thirst after righteousness. I want to be full of holiness. I want to love what is good and what is pure. I’m so far from being that person, and I am so often sick with my own sin. Hoping for better and hoping for more.