What a comforting thought, God.
That the want for righteousness is seen – is recognised – and is granted sustenance.
I say this because we can look at the righteous – the ‘good’ people in this world, the ones who have ‘arrived’ at a state of righteousness – and think they are the [only] ones who are recognised.
But it says those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be filled – which is wonderful. Because it means that “those who are pursuing righteousness” – those that have a cause or active path of righteousness – “we’re not there yet, but we’re on our way” are seen here.
You are seen in your attempt and pursuit of the righteous things in this life.
Imperfect offerings are the things of God
But what if you don’t have a “cause”?
I would argue that you’re still part of the team.
The want for righteousness is seen here – but more so, maybe the want for a want for righteousness is seen too. If you’re overwhelmed, exhausted, intimidated, hurt, fearful, lacking in confidence or energy to do anything but survive- the hunger and thirst for things to be righteous – are still the things of God. Likewise, then, so is the compassion and recognition that we receive in the want – and in the want for a want.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Indeed. Cheers, Jesus.