Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thoughts from The Sermon on the Mount

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied” Matthew 5:6

I’m deeply challenged by these words. What do I hunger and thirst for other than the righteousness which comes through faith in Jesus? Where do I find my satisfaction outside of the presence of God? Whatever it is, wherever it is, may it never be! You alone have the words of eternal life. You alone can satisfy my soul. You alone can save me from the deep, dark pit of my sin and rebellion. You alone can deliver me into the joy-filled presence of my Savior. Where else can I turn for satisfaction? Accomplishment? Approval? Friends? Family? No! It is a burden they cannot and should not ever have to bear. When I say to my wife, “You are my source of satisfaction in this life. If I can’t get my satisfaction from you, I will not get my satisfaction at all.” What a burden for her to carry! Or how about my kids? It’s even more unbearable. May I never be so selfish and so blind to say to anything or anyone other than the King of Glory, “You are the satisfier of my soul!” He can carry the burden and He can deliver on the promise, “I alone can satisfy!”

O God, You alone are my joy and prize. You alone satisfy. I confess I am so easily satisfied by lesser things. I am so quick to turn to entertainment, accomplishment and leisure. Have mercy on me in the form of a fresh filling of Your Spirit leading to a fresh fire for more of You in my life. In the precious name of Jesus. Amen