Yesterday I heard a great explanation of Matthew 5:6 where we read, "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled."
When we think of hungering and thirsting in the natural we also think of eating and drinking in order to fulfill that hunger and thirst. What happens is that we get hungry (thirsty) and so we eat breakfast, but that only satisfies us for a little while. It isn't long after that that we get hungry (thirsty) again, so we then eat lunch. The point is that in the natural we eat and are satisfied, but the satisfaction is temporary. We soon eat again because our hunger is continual.
This is what Yeshua is talking about in his sermon on the mount. Those who continually hunger and thirst after righteousness are the ones who will be filled. He means that those who constantly long for spiritual meat will be the ones satisfied, but only because they are NOT satisfied with one meal. We eat a spiritual meal, and it suffices us for a little while, but only a little while. We are then hungry for more spiritual meat. We are never satisfied with just one meal.
So, what it really boils down to is this: those NOT satisfied will be the ones who ARE satisfied. Selah
Blog by Matthew Janzen. Lover of Yahweh, Yeshua, my wife and 5 children. All else is commentary.