Hunger & Willingness: Jesus saw a great desire within Zacchaeus to be in the presence of the Lord. He didn’t let people’s opinion stop him. He also didn’t allow his own limitations stop him. Zacchaeus also recognized he had done some things wrong and immediately addressed them before the Lord. He was willing to change his ways!
Matthew 5:6 (NIV) Blessed are those who ‘hunger and thirst’ for righteousness, for they will be filled.
'Hunger and thirst’ are strong words! If you translate them from the original Greek definitions, they mean: an ardent, eager, famishing, all consuming craving, desire and passion of the soul for God and his righteousness.
HUNGERING FOR MORE OF HIS PRESENCE,