"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied."
There is a story of a man who searched for a lost book. It was a book from his childhood that was very precious to him. Unfortunately, the book was out of print and therefore not available in the usual retail or specialty bookstores. The man searched in used bookstores. First in his own city then in surrounding cities. He even expanded his search to other provinces. He was relentless in his search, for he really wanted this book which meant so much to him as a boy. After more than ten years of looking to and fro and following leads to dead ends, the book was finally found in a remote used bookstore far from his home. So great was his joy at finding his prize, that tears of happiness coursed down his face as he held the long sought treasure in his hands.
What if we as children of God seek to place Christ first in our lives as the man in the story sought after his prized book? Such who do are called blessed because in putting God first in their lives their material as well as spiritual needs are satisfied (Matthew 6:25-33). It is so easy to get caught up in the responsibilities and cares of life that we forget to keep Christ at the center of our lives. It is so easy let the message of the kingdom of God, the good news of the Gospel, to get choked away by the daily affairs of our lives (Matthew 13:7, 22). If we learn to focus on what is really important in life, seeking after the rulership of Christ in our lives, everything else will fall into place. And we can be further assured that no matter what takes place in our lives, nothing will be able to separate us from God's love (Romans 8:35-39). We will know, we will experience, true peace and satisfaction.
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