Saturday, July 30, 2016
Hungering and Thirsting After Righteousness
I can never make myself like Jesus Christ, but I can stop walking in the gutters of life. That is a part of hungering and thirsting. … I suggest that if we are truly hungering and thirsting after righteousness we shall not only avoid things that we know to be bad and harmful, we shall even avoid things that tend to dull or take the edge off our spiritual appetites. There are so many things like that, things that are quite harmless in themselves and which are perfectly legitimate. Yet if you find that you are spending much of your time with them, and that you desire the things of God less, you must avoid them.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “Studies in the Sermon on the Mount,” volume 1, p.91