Happy Are Those Hungering for Righteousness….

Happy are those hungering and thirsting for righteousness, since they will be filled.

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Happiness outlined by Jesus when he was speaking on that Galilean hillside was: “Happy are those hungering and thirsting for righteousness, since they will be filled.”

For Christians, Jehovah sets the standard for righteousness. Hence, those hungering and thirsting for righteousness in effect hunger and thirst for divine guidance. Such ones are keenly aware of their sin and imperfection and long for an acceptable standing before Jehovah. How happy they are when they learn from God’s Word that if they repent and seek forgiveness on the basis of Christ’s ransom sacrifice, they will be in a position to attain a righteous standing before God!

Jesus said that such ones would be happy, since they would “be satisfied.”  Anointed Christians called to “rule as kings” with Christ in heaven are declared “righteous for life.”  Jehovah begets them, thus adopting them as spiritual sons. They become joint heirs with Christ, called to become kings and priests in his heavenly Kingdom government.

The companions of the anointed ones are not yet declared righteous for life. However, they have a measure of righteousness credited to them by Jehovah through their faith in Christ’s shed blood.  They are accounted righteous as Jehovah’s friends in line for deliverance at the time of “the great tribulation.”

Their thirst for righteousness will be further satisfied when, under the “new heavens,” they become part of the new earth in which “righteousness is to dwell.

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~ by DJ Camstar on 07/12/2016.

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