Hunger and thirst are our two basic survival needs. However, we must hunger and thirst for righteousness to be truly happy.
We must lean on God for righteousness because we have no righteousness of our own (Romans 3:10-12).
Jesus died for our sins. He died so you can be forgiven and go to Heaven if you trust him as your savior. He also died so God could declare you righteous, or right with him (2 Corinthians 5:21.)
When our sins are dealt with, we can be made right with God. God declares us righteous when we place our faith in that shed blood of Christ.
Because Christ died, was buried and has risen from the dead, all I must do for righteousness is to lean on Him by faith.
Have you leaned on God by putting your faith in Christ for righteousness?
The Rev. Albert Corey is Oak Ridge Assembly of God's pastor.