Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Are you Hungry and Thirsty?
I've been reading a book by D.A. Carson recently on the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus' words in Matt. 5-7 have been challenging and encouraging. I'd encourage you to read these three chapters in Matthew. Here is some of what Carson says:
'Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled'
"Thorough righteousness is often parodied as some form of obsolete Victorian prudishness, or narrow-minded and vehement legalism. The pursuit of righteousness is not popular even among professing evangelicals. Many today are prepared to seek other things; spiritual maturity, real happiness, the Spirit's power. They hunger for spiritual experience. But how many hunger and thirst for righteousness?