thirst for righteousness

@willy6 (492)
Jamaica
August 27, 2009 8:24pm CST
In matthew 5:6 says Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. We should all make holiness our goal, we will definately achieve happiness. Jesus state in the sermon on the mount. He said that the way to blessedness is through poverty of spirit, purity of heart, and a longing for righteousness. But he also stated that this path may bring persecution. Some people think that they can achieve happiness by getting rid of restriction. They may think that getting rid of restriction they will not have the frustration of choosing between right and wrong. When we apply this line of reasoning to absolute standards of morality, we are in deep trouble. It denies the reality of sin in our hearts as the source of all our woes and forget that all lasting joy is achieve when we separate our selves from evil and unto God.
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• United States
29 Aug 09
I think the reason why people shy away from our Lord Jesus Christ is because they are afraid they will be restricted from things that they enjoy or want to enjoy. I think it good to establish boundaries in ones life but I'm not sure if it's so good to restrict oneself to much. Actually a person can not live a Christian life of his own accord. I mean he/she can not do it on their own or they will always faulter. Jesus spoke about this in the Gospels of Jesus Christ in God's Holy Bible. The Christian lives through the spirit; the Holy Spirit that is. The Spirit (part of Jesus) guides the person throughout his life. You can't guide yourself - it just doesn't work. And if you try to change yourself you will always end up being even worse. I say practise prayer and set some boundaries. Don't try to take all the fun out of your life. Listen to your heart. If Jesus is indeed in your heart, he will set you on the right path.
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
Pursuing righteousness is a holy ambition that will bring real happiness to the seeker. Thirsting after pleasure, possessions and popularity is trying to satisfy our hunger or thirst in the wrong places. These things only provide the seeker with superficial happiness. The only real happiness of lasting value is found in being right with God.
@jashoaf (298)
• United States
28 Aug 09
I have this discussion often on the meaning of liberty. Christian liberty is not the right to do or say whatever you want. As Paul says, though we have the liberty to do some things, it may be a detriment to someone else; therefore we practice restraint for the sake of our brothers. this isn't really on topic, but came to mind thinking about getting rid of restrictions.
• India
28 Aug 09
The desire to be righteous is a choice,a consicious choice one has to make and stand firmly on it. It is not easy and infact one faces strange and new difficulties when they decide upon on doing something right.Amidst all this, if we still cling on to the flickering hope of doing right in the sight of God. Then in God's owngood time we shall have the reward. The words "Hunger" and "Thirst" clearly mean that without food and water we cannot live, In the spiritual sense, without having the desperate desire (Hunger and Thirst)to live right before God, we cannot live. Such people are blessed and they shall be filled.