Hunger and thirst are necessary!

“Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field and he was weary” (Genesis 25:29).

One may experience hunger and thirst, fatigue and tiredness naturally. But one should not lose the Spiritual blessings for the sake of the worldly hunger and thirst. If you look at the life of Esau the elder son of Isaac, you will find that he had no Spiritual hunger and thirst; no hunger and thirst towards God.

This is the prime reason for him to lose the blessings.
But look at his brother Jacob. He ignored the worldly hunger and thirst and gave the stew specially cooked for him to Jacob and in turn received the birthright.

In the same way, with his unrelenting desire to receive the blessing of his father, he disguised and pretended as Esau before his father unmindful of his father’s curse this act may bring him. Thus he received the blessings of his father in this way. Moreover, he struggled with God for the whole night pleading that he will not let Him go unless He blessed him. In this way, he received the divine blessings also.

Just see with what great hunger and thirst David sought God. “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God” (Psalm 42:1, 2).“O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water” (Psalm 63:1).“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Mathew 5:6).
But Esau never sought God with hunger and thirst. We do not read anywhere in the Scripture that Esau loved God. Is it not natural that such people lose their blessings? God said, “For my people have committed two evils: They have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water” (Jeremiah 2:13).

Let it be worldly blessings or Spiritual blessings, God gives them only to those who have hunger and thirst.“Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters and you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come; buy wine and milk without money and without price” (Isaiah 55:1).

Dear children of God have hunger and thirst for God, over the Scripture and over the presence of God. Let a longing be always with you that God should speak to you whenever you read the Scripture and that you should receive the deep Spiritual experiences.

To meditate: “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37, 38).