Matthew 5:6
In 2007, there were 923 million hungry people in

    the world.




                                I Thirst
In 2007, there were 923 million hungry people in

    the world.
    ◦ But, the world produces enough food to feed twice ...
In 2007, there were 923 million hungry people in

    the world.
    ◦ But, the world produces enough food to feed twice ...
In 2007, there were 923 million hungry people in

    the world.
    ◦ But, the world produces enough food to feed twice ...
Food & water are two of men‟s most basic needs.





                               I Thirst
Food & water are two of men‟s most basic needs.

    ◦ A man can live about 40 days without water & about a
      week wi...
Food & water are two of men‟s most basic needs.

    ◦ A man can live about 40 days without water & about a
      week wi...
Food & water are two of men‟s most basic needs.

    ◦ A man can live about 40 days without water & about a
      week wi...
Food & water are two of men‟s most basic needs.

    ◦ A man can live about 40 days without water & about a
      week wi...
Food & water are two of men‟s most basic needs.

    ◦ A man can live about 40 days without water & about a
      week wi...
Jesus provides food that endures to eternal life.





                                 I Thirst
Jesus provides food that endures to eternal life.

    “Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for

    the food t...
Jesus has promised true & lasting water.





                                I Thirst
Jesus has promised true & lasting water.

    ◦ “Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will
      never be thi...
Jesus has promised true & lasting water.

    ◦ Jn 4:14.
    ◦ “Jesus stood up and cried out, „If anyone thirsts, let him...
This fourth Beatitude speaks of the food & drink

    that only God can provide.




                                I Th...
This fourth Beatitude speaks of the food & drink

    that only God can provide.
    “Blessed are those who hunger and th...
I Thirst
Hunger & thirst are signs of life.





                                  I Thirst
Hunger & thirst are signs of life.

    Hunger & thirst are signs of a normal, healthy life.





                      ...
Hunger & thirst are signs of life.

    Hunger & thirst are signs of a normal, healthy life.

    ◦ The loss of appetite...
Hunger & thirst are signs of life.

    Hunger & thirst are signs of a normal, healthy life.

    ◦ The loss of appetite...
Hunger & thirst are signs of life.

    Hunger & thirst are signs of a normal, healthy life.

    ◦ The loss of appetite...
Hunger & thirst are signs of life.

    Hunger & thirst are signs of a normal, healthy life.

    ◦ The loss of appetite...
The hunger & thirst of which Jesus speaks

    involves extreme urgency.




                                I Thirst
The hunger & thirst of which Jesus speaks

    involves extreme urgency.
    ◦ The word for “hunger” means “to be famishe...
The hunger & thirst of which Jesus speaks

    involves extreme urgency.
    ◦ The word for “hunger” means “to be famishe...
The hunger & thirst of which Jesus speaks

    involves extreme urgency.
    Many of those in Palestine were well-acquain...
The hunger & thirst of which Jesus speaks

    involves extreme urgency.
    Many of those in Palestine were well-acquain...
The hunger & thirst of which Jesus speaks

    involves extreme urgency.
    Many of those in Palestine were well-acquain...
I Thirst
I Thirst
Righteousness refers to “integrity, virtue, purity of

    life, uprightness.”




                                  I Th...
Righteousness refers to “integrity, virtue, purity of

    life, uprightness.”
    ◦ The Christian in this Beatitude long...
Righteousness refers to “integrity, virtue, purity of

    life, uprightness.”
    ◦ The Christian in this Beatitude long...
Righteousness refers to “integrity, virtue, purity of

    life, uprightness.”
    ◦ The Christian in this Beatitude long...
Righteousness refers to “integrity, virtue, purity of

    life, uprightness.”
    ◦ The Christian in this Beatitude long...
Righteousness refers to “integrity, virtue, purity of

    life, uprightness.”
    ◦ The Christian in this Beatitude long...
I Thirst
The hunger & thirst here are for total

    righteousness.




                                 I Thirst
The hunger & thirst here are for total

    righteousness.
    ◦ This can only be understood from the Greek grammar.




...
The hunger & thirst here are for total

    righteousness.
    ◦ This can only be understood from the Greek grammar.
    ...
The hunger & thirst here are for total

    righteousness.
    ◦ This can only be understood from the Greek grammar.
    ...
The hunger & thirst here are for total

    righteousness.
    ◦ This can only be understood from the Greek grammar.
    ...
I Thirst
Those who long for righteousness shall be filled

    with righteousness.




                                 I Thirst
Those who long for righteousness shall be filled

    with righteousness.
    ◦ The word for “filled” was used of the fat...
Those who long for righteousness shall be filled

    with righteousness.
    ◦ The word for “filled” was used of the fat...
We will never be completely filled with

    righteousness in this life.




                                 I Thirst
We will never be completely filled with

    righteousness in this life.
    ◦ No matter how hard we try, we shall sin.

...
We will never be completely filled with

    righteousness in this life.
    ◦ No matter how hard we try, we shall sin: “...
We will never be completely filled with

    righteousness in this life.
    ◦ No matter how hard we try, we shall sin: “...
We will never be completely filled with

    righteousness in this life.
    ◦ No matter how hard we try, we shall sin: “...
We will never be completely filled with

    righteousness in this life.
    ◦ No matter how hard we try, we shall sin: “...
I Thirst
How does he do so?




  I Thirst
He does so through Scripture.





                                I Thirst
He does so through Scripture.

    ◦ “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding
      it according to your word....
He does so through Scripture.

    ◦ Ps 119:9-11.
    ◦ To the disciples, Jesus says: “Already you are clean
      becaus...
The blood of Jesus makes me righteous.





                               I Thirst
The blood of Jesus makes me righteous.

    ◦ “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so
      that in him w...
The blood of Jesus makes me righteous.

    ◦ “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so
      that in him w...
The blood of Jesus makes me righteous.

    ◦ “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so
      that in him w...
The blood of Jesus makes me righteous.

    ◦ 2 Cor 5:21.
    ◦ Paul desired to “be found in [Christ], not having a
     ...
The blood of Jesus makes me righteous.

    ◦ 2 Cor 5:21.
    ◦ Phil 3:9.
    ◦ “He himself bore our sins in his body on ...
There is only one way to get into Christ where I

    can be made righteous.




                                 I Thirst
There is only one way to get into Christ where I

    can be made righteous.
    ◦ Only in Christ is there redemption thr...
There is only one way to get into Christ where I

    can be made righteous.
    ◦ Only in Christ is there redemption thr...
I Thirst
We are so far from righteous.





                                I Thirst
We are so far from righteous.

    ◦ “None is righteous, no, not one” (Rom 3:10, ESV).




                              ...
We are so far from righteous.

    ◦ “None is righteous, no, not one” (Rom 3:10, ESV).
    ◦ None by his own merits is pe...
I Thirst
Abraham found
righteousness apart from
                the Law.




       I Thirst
“We say that faith was counted to Abraham as

    righteousness. How then was it counted to him? Was it
    before or aft...
The big issue in the Roman congregation was the

    relationship between Jew & Gentile.




                            ...
The big issue in the Roman congregation was the

    relationship between Jew & Gentile.
    Paul stresses, therefore, th...
Some, of course, say that this verse teaches that

    man needs to do nothing to receive God‟s
    righteousness.




  ...
Some, of course, say that this verse teaches that

    man needs to do nothing to receive God‟s
    righteousness.
    ◦ ...
Some, of course, say that this verse teaches that

    man needs to do nothing to receive God‟s
    righteousness.
    ◦ ...
Thus, in order to be made righteous, I need the

    faith Abraham had before he was circumcised.




                   ...
Thus, in order to be made righteous, I need the

    faith Abraham had before he was circumcised.
    ◦ What kind of fait...
Thus, in order to be made righteous, I need the

    faith Abraham had before he was circumcised.
    ◦ What kind of fait...
Abraham did not simply believe that God exists.





                                I Thirst
Abraham did not simply believe that God exists.

    Rather, he trusted God with his whole heart.





                 ...
I Thirst
Because Abraham trusted God, he did what God

    asked.




                              I Thirst
Because Abraham trusted God, he did what God

    asked.
    ◦ “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out
    ...
Because Abraham trusted God, he did what God

    asked.
    ◦ Heb 11:8.
    ◦ “By faith Abraham, when he was tested, off...
The faith of Abraham is far more than saying, “I

    believe God is.”




                                 I Thirst
The faith of Abraham is far more than saying, “I

    believe God is.”
    ◦ The faith of Abraham is saying, “There is a ...
The faith of Abraham is far more than saying, “I

    believe God is.”
    ◦ The faith of Abraham is saying, “There is a ...
I Thirst
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  1. 1. Matthew 5:6
  2. 2. In 2007, there were 923 million hungry people in  the world. I Thirst
  3. 3. In 2007, there were 923 million hungry people in  the world. ◦ But, the world produces enough food to feed twice the world‟s population. I Thirst
  4. 4. In 2007, there were 923 million hungry people in  the world. ◦ But, the world produces enough food to feed twice the world‟s population. ◦ One person dies every second from hunger. I Thirst
  5. 5. In 2007, there were 923 million hungry people in  the world. ◦ But, the world produces enough food to feed twice the world‟s population. ◦ One person dies every second from hunger. ◦ Between 2001 & 2004, 58% of all deaths worldwide were from hunger. I Thirst
  6. 6. Food & water are two of men‟s most basic needs.  I Thirst
  7. 7. Food & water are two of men‟s most basic needs.  ◦ A man can live about 40 days without water & about a week without water. I Thirst
  8. 8. Food & water are two of men‟s most basic needs.  ◦ A man can live about 40 days without water & about a week without water. ◦ But, man also needs the sustenance that only God can provide. I Thirst
  9. 9. Food & water are two of men‟s most basic needs.  ◦ A man can live about 40 days without water & about a week without water. ◦ But, man also needs the sustenance that only God can provide. ◦ Scripture compares God‟s Word to food for the soul. I Thirst
  10. 10. Food & water are two of men‟s most basic needs.  ◦ A man can live about 40 days without water & about a week without water. ◦ But, man also needs the sustenance that only God can provide. ◦ Scripture compares God‟s Word to food for the soul.  “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Mt 4:4, ESV). I Thirst
  11. 11. Food & water are two of men‟s most basic needs.  ◦ A man can live about 40 days without water & about a week without water. ◦ But, man also needs the sustenance that only God can provide. ◦ Scripture compares God‟s Word to food for the soul.  Mt 4:4.  “Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation” (1 Pt 2:2, ESV). I Thirst
  12. 12. Jesus provides food that endures to eternal life.  I Thirst
  13. 13. Jesus provides food that endures to eternal life.  “Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for  the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you” (Jn 6:27, ESV). I Thirst
  14. 14. Jesus has promised true & lasting water.  I Thirst
  15. 15. Jesus has promised true & lasting water.  ◦ “Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (Jn 4:14, ESV). I Thirst
  16. 16. Jesus has promised true & lasting water.  ◦ Jn 4:14. ◦ “Jesus stood up and cried out, „If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink‟” (Jn 7:37, ESV). I Thirst
  17. 17. This fourth Beatitude speaks of the food & drink  that only God can provide. I Thirst
  18. 18. This fourth Beatitude speaks of the food & drink  that only God can provide. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for  righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Mt 5:6, ESV). I Thirst
  19. 19. I Thirst
  20. 20. Hunger & thirst are signs of life.  I Thirst
  21. 21. Hunger & thirst are signs of life.  Hunger & thirst are signs of a normal, healthy life.  I Thirst
  22. 22. Hunger & thirst are signs of life.  Hunger & thirst are signs of a normal, healthy life.  ◦ The loss of appetite generally signifies that something is wrong physically. I Thirst
  23. 23. Hunger & thirst are signs of life.  Hunger & thirst are signs of a normal, healthy life.  ◦ The loss of appetite generally signifies that something is wrong physically. ◦ We need a normal, healthy yearning for God. I Thirst
  24. 24. Hunger & thirst are signs of life.  Hunger & thirst are signs of a normal, healthy life.  ◦ The loss of appetite generally signifies that something is wrong physically. ◦ We need a normal, healthy yearning for God.  “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God” (Ps 42:1, ESV). I Thirst
  25. 25. Hunger & thirst are signs of life.  Hunger & thirst are signs of a normal, healthy life.  ◦ The loss of appetite generally signifies that something is wrong physically. ◦ We need a normal, healthy yearning for God.  Ps 42:1.  “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water” (Ps 63:1, ESV). I Thirst
  26. 26. The hunger & thirst of which Jesus speaks  involves extreme urgency. I Thirst
  27. 27. The hunger & thirst of which Jesus speaks  involves extreme urgency. ◦ The word for “hunger” means “to be famished, to crave after.” I Thirst
  28. 28. The hunger & thirst of which Jesus speaks  involves extreme urgency. ◦ The word for “hunger” means “to be famished, to crave after.” ◦ The word for “thirst” means “to long earnestly.” I Thirst
  29. 29. The hunger & thirst of which Jesus speaks  involves extreme urgency. Many of those in Palestine were well-acquainted  with hunger & thirst. I Thirst
  30. 30. The hunger & thirst of which Jesus speaks  involves extreme urgency. Many of those in Palestine were well-acquainted  with hunger & thirst. ◦ One could hardly feed a family well on a daily salary of 15 cents. I Thirst
  31. 31. The hunger & thirst of which Jesus speaks  involves extreme urgency. Many of those in Palestine were well-acquainted  with hunger & thirst. ◦ One could hardly feed a family well on a daily salary of 15 cents. ◦ In Palestine, one was never far from actual starvation. I Thirst
  32. 32. I Thirst
  33. 33. I Thirst
  34. 34. Righteousness refers to “integrity, virtue, purity of  life, uprightness.” I Thirst
  35. 35. Righteousness refers to “integrity, virtue, purity of  life, uprightness.” ◦ The Christian in this Beatitude longs for a life of holiness before God. I Thirst
  36. 36. Righteousness refers to “integrity, virtue, purity of  life, uprightness.” ◦ The Christian in this Beatitude longs for a life of holiness before God. ◦ We must live lives of holiness before God. I Thirst
  37. 37. Righteousness refers to “integrity, virtue, purity of  life, uprightness.” ◦ The Christian in this Beatitude longs for a life of holiness before God. ◦ We must live lives of holiness before God.  In order to enter the kingdom of heaven, our righteousness must exceed that of the scribes & Pharisees (Mt 5:20). I Thirst
  38. 38. Righteousness refers to “integrity, virtue, purity of  life, uprightness.” ◦ The Christian in this Beatitude longs for a life of holiness before God. ◦ We must live lives of holiness before God.  Mt 5:20.  “Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning” (1 Cor 15:34, ESV). I Thirst
  39. 39. Righteousness refers to “integrity, virtue, purity of  life, uprightness.” ◦ The Christian in this Beatitude longs for a life of holiness before God. ◦ We must live lives of holiness before God.  Mt 5:20.  1 Cor 15:34.  “But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness” (1 Tm 6:11, ESV). I Thirst
  40. 40. I Thirst
  41. 41. The hunger & thirst here are for total  righteousness. I Thirst
  42. 42. The hunger & thirst here are for total  righteousness. ◦ This can only be understood from the Greek grammar. I Thirst
  43. 43. The hunger & thirst here are for total  righteousness. ◦ This can only be understood from the Greek grammar.  Usually, in Greek, verbs of hunger & thirst are used with “of.” I Thirst
  44. 44. The hunger & thirst here are for total  righteousness. ◦ This can only be understood from the Greek grammar.  Usually, in Greek, verbs of hunger & thirst are used with “of.” The meaning is a desire for a part of the whole. I Thirst
  45. 45. The hunger & thirst here are for total  righteousness. ◦ This can only be understood from the Greek grammar.  Usually, in Greek, verbs of hunger & thirst are used with “of.” The meaning is a desire for a part of the whole.  However, in this verse, the verbs are used to mean a desire for the whole thing. I Thirst
  46. 46. I Thirst
  47. 47. Those who long for righteousness shall be filled  with righteousness. I Thirst
  48. 48. Those who long for righteousness shall be filled  with righteousness. ◦ The word for “filled” was used of the fattening of animals. I Thirst
  49. 49. Those who long for righteousness shall be filled  with righteousness. ◦ The word for “filled” was used of the fattening of animals. ◦ For the Christian, however, the more righteousness he receives, the more righteousness he wants. I Thirst
  50. 50. We will never be completely filled with  righteousness in this life. I Thirst
  51. 51. We will never be completely filled with  righteousness in this life. ◦ No matter how hard we try, we shall sin. I Thirst
  52. 52. We will never be completely filled with  righteousness in this life. ◦ No matter how hard we try, we shall sin: “All wrongdoing [i.e., unrighteousness] is sin” (1 Jn 5:17, ESV). I Thirst
  53. 53. We will never be completely filled with  righteousness in this life. ◦ No matter how hard we try, we shall sin: “All wrongdoing [i.e., unrighteousness] is sin” (1 Jn 5:17, ESV). ◦ In heaven, we shall be completely filled with righteousness. I Thirst
  54. 54. We will never be completely filled with  righteousness in this life. ◦ No matter how hard we try, we shall sin: “All wrongdoing [i.e., unrighteousness] is sin” (1 Jn 5:17, ESV). ◦ In heaven, we shall be completely filled with righteousness.  “They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat” (Rev 7:16, ESV). I Thirst
  55. 55. We will never be completely filled with  righteousness in this life. ◦ No matter how hard we try, we shall sin: “All wrongdoing [i.e., unrighteousness] is sin” (1 Jn 5:17, ESV). ◦ In heaven, we shall be completely filled with righteousness.  Rev 7:16.  Righteousness dwells in the new heaven & the new earth (2 Pt 3:13). I Thirst
  56. 56. I Thirst
  57. 57. How does he do so? I Thirst
  58. 58. He does so through Scripture.  I Thirst
  59. 59. He does so through Scripture.  ◦ “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (Ps 119:9-11, ESV). I Thirst
  60. 60. He does so through Scripture.  ◦ Ps 119:9-11. ◦ To the disciples, Jesus says: “Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you” (Jn 15:3, ESV)—His words now reside in Scripture. I Thirst
  61. 61. The blood of Jesus makes me righteous.  I Thirst
  62. 62. The blood of Jesus makes me righteous.  ◦ “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor 5:21, ESV). I Thirst
  63. 63. The blood of Jesus makes me righteous.  ◦ “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor 5:21, ESV).  Only “in him” can we become the righteousness of God. I Thirst
  64. 64. The blood of Jesus makes me righteous.  ◦ “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor 5:21, ESV).  Only “in him” can we become the righteousness of God.  “None is righteous, no, not one” (Rom 3:10, ESV). I Thirst
  65. 65. The blood of Jesus makes me righteous.  ◦ 2 Cor 5:21. ◦ Paul desired to “be found in [Christ], not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith” (Phil 3:9, ESV). I Thirst
  66. 66. The blood of Jesus makes me righteous.  ◦ 2 Cor 5:21. ◦ Phil 3:9. ◦ “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness” (1 Pet 2:24, ESV). I Thirst
  67. 67. There is only one way to get into Christ where I  can be made righteous. I Thirst
  68. 68. There is only one way to get into Christ where I  can be made righteous. ◦ Only in Christ is there redemption through his blood: “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace” (Eph 1:7, ESV). I Thirst
  69. 69. There is only one way to get into Christ where I  can be made righteous. ◦ Only in Christ is there redemption through his blood: “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace” (Eph 1:7, ESV). ◦ “As many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (Gal 3:27, ESV). I Thirst
  70. 70. I Thirst
  71. 71. We are so far from righteous.  I Thirst
  72. 72. We are so far from righteous.  ◦ “None is righteous, no, not one” (Rom 3:10, ESV). I Thirst
  73. 73. We are so far from righteous.  ◦ “None is righteous, no, not one” (Rom 3:10, ESV). ◦ None by his own merits is perfect before God. I Thirst
  74. 74. I Thirst
  75. 75. Abraham found righteousness apart from the Law. I Thirst
  76. 76. “We say that faith was counted to Abraham as  righteousness. How then was it counted to him? Was it before or after he had been circumcised? It was not after, but before he was circumcised. He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would be counted to them as well, and to make him the father of the circumcised who are not merely circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised” (Rom 4:9b-12, ESV). I Thirst
  77. 77. The big issue in the Roman congregation was the  relationship between Jew & Gentile. I Thirst
  78. 78. The big issue in the Roman congregation was the  relationship between Jew & Gentile. Paul stresses, therefore, that Abraham‟s  righteousness came without circumcision. I Thirst
  79. 79. Some, of course, say that this verse teaches that  man needs to do nothing to receive God‟s righteousness. I Thirst
  80. 80. Some, of course, say that this verse teaches that  man needs to do nothing to receive God‟s righteousness. ◦ That is a gross misuse of this passage. I Thirst
  81. 81. Some, of course, say that this verse teaches that  man needs to do nothing to receive God‟s righteousness. ◦ That is a gross misuse of this passage. ◦ Notice carefully what Paul writes at v 12: Abraham‟s righteousness apart from circumcision was “to make him the father of the circumcised who are not merely circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised” (ESV). I Thirst
  82. 82. Thus, in order to be made righteous, I need the  faith Abraham had before he was circumcised. I Thirst
  83. 83. Thus, in order to be made righteous, I need the  faith Abraham had before he was circumcised. ◦ What kind of faith did Abraham have? I Thirst
  84. 84. Thus, in order to be made righteous, I need the  faith Abraham had before he was circumcised. ◦ What kind of faith did Abraham have? ◦ “No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. That is why his faith was „counted to him as righteousness‟” (Rom 4:20-22, ESV). I Thirst
  85. 85. Abraham did not simply believe that God exists.  I Thirst
  86. 86. Abraham did not simply believe that God exists.  Rather, he trusted God with his whole heart.  I Thirst
  87. 87. I Thirst
  88. 88. Because Abraham trusted God, he did what God  asked. I Thirst
  89. 89. Because Abraham trusted God, he did what God  asked. ◦ “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going” (Heb 11:8, ESV). I Thirst
  90. 90. Because Abraham trusted God, he did what God  asked. ◦ Heb 11:8. ◦ “By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, of whom it was said, „Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.‟ He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back” (Heb 11:17-19, ESV). I Thirst
  91. 91. The faith of Abraham is far more than saying, “I  believe God is.” I Thirst
  92. 92. The faith of Abraham is far more than saying, “I  believe God is.” ◦ The faith of Abraham is saying, “There is a God whom I trust with my whole heart; therefore, I will do whatever he asks.” I Thirst
  93. 93. The faith of Abraham is far more than saying, “I  believe God is.” ◦ The faith of Abraham is saying, “There is a God whom I trust with my whole heart; therefore, I will do whatever he asks.” ◦ Do you really have the faith of Abraham? I Thirst
  94. 94. I Thirst
  95. 95. http://www.justinimel.com I Thirst
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