If we are truly hungering and thirsting after righteousness we shall not only avoid things that we know to be bad and harmful, we shall even avoid things that tend to dull or take the edge off our spiritual appetites.
There are so many things like that, things that are quite harmless in themselves and which are perfectly legitimate. Yet if you find that you are spending much of your time with them, and that you desire the things of God less, you must avoid them.
We all know how, in the physical sense, we can easily spoil our appetite, dull it’s edge, so to speak, by eating things between meals. Now it is like that in the spiritual realm. There are so many things that I cannot condemn in and of themselves. But if I find I spend too much of my time with them, and that somehow I want God and spiritual things less and less , then, if I am hungering and thirsting after righteousness, I shall avoid them. – Martyn Lloyd Jones, The test’s of the Spiritual appetite
Father God, thank you, that because of Jesus, we have been made righteous before you. Jesus also says that Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, they will be filled. If we are honest, we can find ourselves hungering for the wrong things, thirsting for that which leads us away from you. So we need your help God, give us more of a desire to hunger and thirst to live in such a way that reflects you. – Amen