Matt. 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
There are times when a craving for a specific food or drink comes and nothing will satisfy or quench it without that for which I’ve craved. Attempts to satisfy those cravings with something else often results in disappointment, the alternates are good, but nothing close to the original desire.
The fourth beatitude Jesus utters paints a picture of a soul on a quest to discover the essence of the Kingdom of God, righteousness; that is right standing with God. He knows that there are alternatives available that would promise to fulfill those cravings, yet would always come up short.
Hunger and thirst for righteousness can only be satisfied and quenched in relationship to Author and Finisher of faith, Jesus Christ.
The Psalmist found those cravings and thirsts met in the Lord “Taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8).
Come to Him and have the cravings met!