Appetite for Righteousness

2017-09-08T14:59:21+00:00

In the Antarctic summer of 1908-1909, Sir Ernest Shackleton and three companions attempted to travel to the South Pole from their winter quarters. They set off with four ponies to help carry the load. Weeks later, their ponies dead, rations all but exhausted, they turned back toward their base, their goal not accomplished.

Altogether, they trekked 127 days. On the return journey, as Shackleton records in The Heart of the Antarctic, the time was spent talking about food, elaborate feasts, gourmet delights, and sumptuous menus. As they staggered along, suffering from dysentery, not knowing whether they would survive, every waking hour was occupied with thoughts of eating.

Ironically, Jesus, Who also knew the ravages of food deprivation, said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for RIGHTEOUSNESS.” We can understand Shackleton’s obsession with food, which offers a glimpse of the passion Jesus intends for our quest for righteousness. If we transfer our physical appetite for food into a tangible spiritual craving for God the possibilities for change would be limitless.

About the Author:

Passionate in his presentation and authentic in his message, Pastor Billy Anger is a voice for Christianity that has impacted many for the cause of the Savior over the course of 21 years of service. There can be no question that Billy Anger has the ability to bridge the generational divide, endeared to the foundations of the past while bringing the relevance of the Gospel to a new generation of believers. He believes in the incredible potential of the Church to impact society, and brings that message to men and women of all ages by imparting practical biblical principles.

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