Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

Scripture references

Matthew 5:6 (ASV 1901)

6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Luke 6:21 (ASV 1901)

21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

Stories

People, hungering and thirsting for salvation, traveled hundreds of miles by canoe to hear the Gospel and receive Jesus.
Esther Ahmad challenges her former chemistry teacher to pray for spiritual hunger and thirst.
When an opportunity came for Zhang to satisfy his spiritual hunger, he endured much risk and starved himself, just so his hunger for the word could be filled.
Nabeel Qureshi is astonished that God would bless someone who was not already righteous, but merely hungered and thirsted for righteousness.