When you’re really hungry or thirsty, you’ll do anything you can to get food or drink. In fact, it’s almost all you can think about. When you’re in need of a drink, you don’t want to chat with a friend for two hours about your history class project. Instead, you want to do whatever you can to quench your thirst.
This is a lot like what today’s Bible verse is challenging us with. It’s telling us that we should be hungry and thirsty for righteousness. It should be something that we’re going after and wanting.