Blessed are they who do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
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All good which men do not from love of the good itself is unpleasing before God. He hungers after righteousness who desires to walk according to the righteousness of God; he thirsts after righteousness who desires to get the knowledge thereof.
Such is the bounty of a rewarding God, that His gifts are greater than the desires of the saints.
Or, this is again a promise of a temporal reward; for as covetousness is thought to make many rich, He affirms on the contrary that righteousness rather makes rich, for He who loves righteousness possesses all things in safety.