Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Aug 25, 2014
Suppose you went into playing AFL – and you retire out of AFL with an absolutely incredible record. You won the NAB Rising Star award in your first year of playing AFL; you won the Coleman Medal the award for the most goals kicked by an individual every year you played; and your team won the Premiership ten years straight. An amazing record. And because of that record an incredible number of doors open for you. Business opportunities that most of us can only dream about, social opportunities, marriage opportunities. All these doors open because of your record.
Or what if you came back from the Afghanistan war and on your record you have all kinds of decorations. You have two Victoria Crosses and a Military Cross. And because of that record, again, all kinds of doors are opened: business, sponsorship, social opportunities and so on.
Or let's get closer to home. You do an undergraduate degree, graduate with the highest possible honours, and the most incredible recommendations from your professors on record. And that record opens all kinds of doors for you.
Here is this week's question: what kind of record will open the door to God?
This week's passage helps us to answer our question. 'Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.'
Surely, it is a question that each of us have pondered in our quieter moments?