Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled.
Righteousness is being in right relationship with the Lord. It is not the fruit of our good works nor can it be attained by our conscious efforts. We can try out best to do good but due to the inherent weak nature, we tend to fall every now and then. We muster strength to stand up and walk again, only to find out that we are entering into a perpetual cycle of rise and fall. Our constant efforts that don’t bear fruit fill us with frustration and hopelessness. We find ourselves becoming a slave to fulfill our own desire to be called righteous.
Christ has called us to live in freedom. He has breathed His Holy Spirit that fills us with Godly liberty. We are free to choose, to follow, to obey and to walk in all freedom before the Lord.
If living a righteous life is that simple then why do we live under constant obligation to do good all the time? Why do we feel satisfied to display our good works to others? Isn’t it the desire that is constantly fighting with God given freedom to stop us from enjoying the finished work of the Lord?
Christ is the end of the law of righteousness!
Receive the righteousness that has come down from above. Don’t try to make it any better by adding your own works to it. Live in the freedom of the Holy Spirit and channel your energy, efforts and time in praise and worship rather than living a miserable life that is the fruit of failed efforts to prove man made righteousness.
The one who had no sin became sin for us so that in him we become the righteousness of God.
We have been made righteous by the work of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. All is done, what is left for us to do is to seek Lord’s righteousness and walk in it.
Christ’ righteousness is to know and experience the power of the resurrected Lord that works in us all the time. Christ’ righteousness is looking at Him for every question we might encounter and following His way to get the answer. Christ’ righteousness is to give all we have to Him and to live in eager anticipation to receive all that the Lord has in store for us.
Christ’ righteousness is in our simple trust. Childlike trust that cries out to the Lord for there is no one to help and no where to go to. Christ’ righteousness is to abandon all in order to be filled with the abundance of Almighty God. Christ’ righteousness is in making room for more and to know with experience that the one who has promised is faithful even until eternity.
Have hunger and thirst for God’s own righteousness that has nothing to do with our works. Have a deep desire to walk with the Lord in all freedom and be filled with a zeal to bring many to the Lord.
Look at Jesus and you will know that the law that pushes you to demonstrate righteousness through conscious efforts has already been fulfilled.