Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness (Mt. 5:6). In this bread and wine You are offered a blessing. The blessing is of a refreshmentâ€“â€“a satisfactionâ€“â€“which cannot be derived from mere bread or mere wine. The refreshment and blessing which you crave is only found in righteousness. It is found in right standing with God.
But check your pockets. All youâ€™ll find there are the grimy leaves of self-righteousness. Audit your moral books. Youâ€™ll only find a ledger covered in red ink: ethical debts you canâ€™t repay, good work checks that have bounced, well-intentioned I.O.U.â€™s which remain unfulfilled.
The blessing which accompanies this meal is that those who are fed up with their own righteousness will be fed with Christâ€™s righteousness. This meal gives rest from works righteousness.
You hunger and thirst to be accepted by God, and here is the token that those that have put on Christ by faith are reckoned as righteous by God the Father. Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness are blessed, because they will be satisfied. You can be satisfied because in Christ, God the Father is satisfied with you. As Paul states in 2 Corinthians 5:21 – â€œFor he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.â€
So come in faith, and welcome to Jesusâ€¦