How do you add water to a river in flood? How do you add righteousness to unlimited righteousness? Answer: you don’t. The point being that in this statement Jesus wasn’t encouraging us to try to increase in righteousness through our own efforts. His shed Blood declares us holy and nothing we can do can add to or improve what has already been fully supplied for us. Hungering and thirsting for righteousness therefore has nothing to do with the religious observance of rules, Old Testament laws, or denominational traditions.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Cor. 5:21
So what’s it all about?
Righteousness is foundational to God’s own character (Ps. 89:14). In the…
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