Before you indulge, sorry, eat that wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, ponder on this for just a minute. Matthew 5:6 say, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled.” As good as that turkey, potatoes, and gravy will be, to be filled with righteousness is even better.
I used to think it didn’t sound right; it wasn’t humble to say or even think, “I am righteous.” But that was because I didn’t completely understand the word. When I trusted in Christ 40 years ago, I exchanged my sin for His righteousness. The bible says our sin was poured into Christ at His crucifixion and His righteousness was poured into me (us believers), at our conversion. It was a gift I gladly and humbly accept. I am righteous, not because of anything I have done, but all because of what Christ has done for me. I am clothed in it. When God sees me, He sees His Son. He doesn’t see my sin, He sees His beloved. How awesome is that?! That is something truly to be so thankful for! Now what I can say and feel good about is this…I am righteous in God’s eyes.
Before you bite into the turkey, remember to thank Him for already filling you with His righteousness, and then go ahead and fill up on that wonderful meal. Don’t forget to thank the cook also!
“The righteous eat to their hearts content.