Matthew 5:6 ERV
Great blessings belong to those who want to do right more than anything else.
God will fully satisfy them.
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
Copyright © 2006 by Bible League International
In her memoir, FIRE ROAD- the Napalm Girl’s Journey through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness and Peace , author Kim Phuc Phan Thi wrote,
“One of the passages that never failed to comfort me when I was feeling especially down was the list of blessings Jesus proclaimed to his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount.
There he says,
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6)
I would run my finger along those phases, wondering if those words could really be true. If I pursue your ways, God, will you really satisfy that which is hungry in me?
What exactly did I hunger for back then? That which we all crave, I suppose:
- safety and security
- provision and unshakable peace
- hope in the quietest of moments
- the sense of family, so far from home.”
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