The Youth’s Instructor
July 1, 1856
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled.” YI July 1, 1856, par. 1
Those who hunger for food and thirst for water cannot be satisfied with gold, silver, or costly dress. None of these things can take the place of bread and water. They must have bread and water or perish. YI July 1, 1856, par. 2
So those who really hunger and thirst for righteousness can never be satisfied with worldly riches or worldly pleasures. O, no: they want righteousness; something that reaches above the treasures of earth and takes hold of eternal life. YI July 1, 1856, par. 3
The promise is to those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, “They shall be filled.” Blessed promise. We can have righteousness if we hunger and thirst for it; and those who really hunger and thirst will often be found pleading before God. A mere desire will not obtain the blessing. But those who would obtain it must wrestle in prayer, and by faith claim the sweet promise, “They shall be filled.” YI July 1, 1856, par. 4
E. G. W.