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OPEN HEAVEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR FRIDAY 19TH JUNE 2020: HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS

THEME: HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS (DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE)


MEMORY VERSE: Matthew 5:6

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
BIBLE READING: JOHN 4:31-34

31. In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.

32. But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.

33. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?

34. Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.



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#MESSAGE









You can always identify someone who is hungry for righteousness because his/her disposition will reflect their area of interest godliness.


Joseph was a classic example of someone who was hungry and thirsty for righteousness. He loved and feared the Lord.


Even when sexual immorality was presented to him on a platter with attendant benefits, he vehemently refused and said in Genesis 39:9 how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?.


Daniel was another classic example of someone who was both hungry and thirsty for righteousness.


The Bible reveals in Daniel 1:8 that, though under no obligation to live like a Rabbi, Daniel however felt no compulsion for self-indulgence like his Chaldean school mates.


It was on account of his thirst for righteousness that he determined not to be defiled in a strange land. Some people live careless lives when they are away from home.


Some who had vowed never to touch alcohol start drinking in the name of cold weather. When some return from temperate regions, they move around virtually naked citing the hot weather as an excuse.


The problem with such people is not the environment; it is the fact that they do not consider God worthy of their sacrifice of holiness. Such people miss the rewards of righteousness, one of which is the spirit of excellence.


The Bible says Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity; therefore, God even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows (Hebrews 1:9). This is excellence in action.


Those who live righteously do not live in condemnation according to Romans 8:1 which says; There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.


God is ready to grant all of your heart desires if only you would first seek His righteousness (Matthew 6:33 ).


PRAYER POINT:


Father, please put in my heart the hunger and thirst for righteousness.

HYMNAL


TAKE MY LIFE , AND LET IT BE



1. Take my life and let it be

Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;

Take my moments and my days,

Let them flow in ceaseless praise.


2. Take my hands and let them move

At the impulse of Thy love;

Take my feet and let them be

Swift and beautiful for Thee.


3. Take my voice and let me sing

Always, only for my King;

Take my lips and let them be

Filled with messages from Thee.


4. Take my silver and my gold

Not a mite would I withhold;

Take my intellect and use

Every power as Thou shalt choose.


5. Take my will and make it

Thine It shall be no longer mine;

Take my heart, it is Thine own

It shall be Thy royal throne.


6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour

At Thy feet its treasure store.

Take myself and I will be

Ever, only, all for Thee.



*** BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: Ecclesiastes 7:1-29, Ecclesiastes 8:1-17 , Ecclesiastes 9:1-18 , Ecclesiastes 10:1-20, Ecclesiastes 11:1-10 , Ecclesiastes 12:1-14

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