UV 2875/10000 Ever Satisfied but Never Satiated
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Matthew 5 v 6
The amazing thing about tasting God and His word is that the more we have of Him and of it, the more we long for even more. Every bite and sip of God’s word and of His love satisfies a man but it never satiates. We need to work up a “holy hunger” or a passion for the Lord and His word. It is not a hunger and thirst for something abstract like goodness or righteousness but a hunger and thirst for a relationship with God, the only truly holy or righteous person. Our hunger will be satisfied at each point. Yet, we will not be satiated. This explains why millions fo people right through history in all nations throng to places of worship and undertake arduous pilgrimages. The way we are made and wired, nothing in this world with all its pomp, fame, treasures,worldly wisdom, traditions, religions, power and pleasures can satisfy us. We get satiated with these and beyond a point, we feel quite disgusted and want to throw up the excess like a drunkard vomits after drinking too much. This is the reason the Psalmist David cries out, “ My soul is thirsty and parched in a dry and weary land where no water is.” The religions, the philosophies, the ideologies, the leaders of this world give us nothing that will satisfy our hunger and thirst for God.
The uni-verse spoken by Jesus in the course of the Sermon on the Mount promises that those who hunger and thirst for righteousness by faith in Him will be satisfied but never satiated. There are more hidden treasures, pleasures, experiences and wisdom hidden in Him that we need to explore, discover, consume and enjoy. If we so spiritually hunger and thirst after Jesus and His kingdom or rule in our lives, we are instantly blessed and continually blessed till we enter His eternal kingdom where no food and drink is needed as we are satisfied to be continually in His presence. We are both fully filled and fulfilled in Jesus.
In proportion to a person’s spiritual hunger and thirst or passion, the Lord reveals Himself. We experience the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit in proportion to our zeal and desire. As for our earthly needs and desires, the Lord will incidentally provide and satisfy these both naturally and supernaturally. Often, things happen in the natural triggered by the supernatural. The word or the water that Jesus feeds us with does not remain inert or dormant but wells up in us into a spring of everlasting life to satisfy the thirst and hunger of others for a righteous relationship with a righteous God.
Prateep V Philip