Matthew 5:6. Uprightness 24 Dec 2022
Mat 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for uprightness: they shall have their fill.
What a beautiful expression. Uprightness? It is about being honest and just. Often it is easy to be honest and upright. Sometimes however, there is a price to be paid for being honest and just. Two little examples.
It is not easy to admit my faults and shortcomings. When I need to admit them, I am fearful for rejection and criticism. The strange thing is that with doing so, I am rejecting myself. I am showing my lack of worthiness.
So many on this world suffer from hunger and thirst. When I do not know hunger and thirst, how can I be upright? I need to acknowledge the needs of myself and others. Therefor I need to familiarize myself with basic needs of people. I need to experience myself the things where others long for my support.
Holy Spirit, connect me to the needs of those around. When I need to experience hunger, thirst or loneliness, teach me honest uprightness.
Since my uprightness lacks effectiveness, perhaps I need to 'hunger and thirst.'