Sunday Morning Podcast October 26, 2014. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT: MATTHEW. 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
PSALMS 23: 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Those that hunger and thirst after righteousness, will be filled. Those that won’t be filled, choose their own way. You will be filled with what you desire. There will be an access to that which you hunger for, be it righteousness, or of this fleshly sinful minded world. The leadership of God’s righteousness is prepared on His table of nourishment for us, right in the presence of our enemies. If we are truly hungry for God’s table of nutrition, we will be filled with His preparations for us. And then our testimony will not be of the enemy’s fight against us, but about the strength of victory through God.
Being filled with God’s righteousness means we will be empty of any bad attitudes, bitterness, carelessness, and etc. It is being filled with only righteousness, that can bring the holy prosperity of God. Just as meditating on literal food can cause physical hunger, so it is with proper meditation on spiritual food, that brings a good spiritual appetite. James 4:8: “Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you,” (We must be willing to draw up close to God’s table that He has set). To hunger for God’s holiness, means we will pine after it.
God’s prepared table of righteousness (or holiness) is for all that desire only His way and not the “junk food” of sin. The enemy’s “voice” will only loudly draw away, if our appetite for righteousness is missing. If we find ourselves bored and discontent with God’s Word (His table) we will lose our hungering and thirsting for it. Be careful if you don’t desire the good food of righteousness, or if it doesn’t “feed” you anymore. The result then is spiritual death, from spiritual starvation.
Are you still satisfied with God’s table of holiness? Or have you lost interest? When God saves, it is from all sin and it’s appetite. So it is necessary that we keep our appetite for God’s tasty righteousness, …right in the presence of our enemies.