THE BEATITUDES (Part Four)
Matthew 5:1-12 (705)
A. Brief review
B. The fourth beatitude. V6
I. What does it mean to hunger and thirst for righteousness?
A. Let’s consider hunger and thirst in a physical sense to illustrate.
1. When someone is hungry (desperate condition), he has a strong desire for
2. When someone is thirsty, he has a strong desire to drink.
B. A person has such a strong desire for righteous that he hungers and thirsts for it.
1. He knows that he is lost and has a desperate need and desire to be saved.
2. This attitude develops from the first three beatitudes.
II. What does righteousness mean?
A. Two kinds considered.
1. A right relationship with God through Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 (854);
John 4:14 (781); John 6:35; Romans 1:16-17 (830)
2. Doing what is right by living according to God’s will. Matthew 7:21-29 (708);
III. “For they shall be filled.”
A. Illustration of hungry and thirsty person being satisfied.
B. Satisfaction is received in obedience to the gospel plan of salvation.
Mark 16:15-16 (748)
B. Acts 8:35-39 (808)