Thought of the Day September 27, 2019 Righteousness

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Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,  for they will be satisfied.”

What do you hunger and thirst for? For a good family, a comfortable life, to be accepted by others, to be well-liked, to be a successful, to win the lottery?

What is Jesus asking you to hunger and thirst for? Righteousness.

What is righteousness? Having been justified by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, we seek to share in his righteousness by living in right relationship with God. God initiates our salvation by his grace, but he doesn't stop there. Our works of obedience which follow the start of God's salvific action in us are also the work of grace. Paul confirms this in 2 Cor 5:21: “For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.(2 Cor 5:21)

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