3 Bible Tips: The Beatitudes - Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
1. The followers of Jesus Christ long to be righteous and to see God's justice everywhere.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled" (Matthew 5:6; see also Psalm 119:172).
2. This longing draws us toward God and motivates us to repent and strive to become pure.
"My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?" (Psalm 42:2; see also James 4:8-10).
3. God's Kingdom will be the home of righteousness.
"Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells" (2 Peter 3:13).
For more about righteousness, see "The Breastplate of Righteousness."