“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” – Matthew 5:6
Joseph was confronted by Potiphar’s wife day after day.
Righteousness is more than a one-time event. It’s a process.
“And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her.” – Genesis 39:10
It is not ours but God’s righteousness for which we hunger and thirst.
Being blessed while we are hungry and thirsty may not be the easiest concept to grasp.
“A God-loyal life keeps you on track;sin dumps the wicked in the ditch.” – Proverbs 13:6
To hunger and thirst is to anticipate being satisfied.
Jesus promises fulfillment. He guarantees satisfaction.
1. According to Scripture, Jesus rattled off the Beatitudes to the people at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount. How do they [the Beatitudes] strike you now that we’ve been in them for several weeks?
2. What is it about being blessed in these circumstances that appeals to you? …that troubles you?
3. Joseph found himself in a tempting circumstance with Potiphar’s wife day after day. How have you had your faith in God tested in your employment or regular happenings of everyday life? How did you handle it? Did it cause changes in where you went and who you chose to be around?
4. God’s righteousness is a gift and not earned. How might knowing it is a gift drive our behavior from day to day?