What is righteousness? Righteousness is a lifestyle that sets us apart from the secular world and invites persecution of our faith. Yet, as true Christians, we are to hunger and thirst after a Christian lifestyle that changes us from the inside out, so we no longer seek the praises of men, but causes us to seek God's approval above everything else. It is a spiritual hunger that will eventually go away if we don't steadily feed it. Jesus tells us that our hunger determines our spiritual health. The hunger for anything besides God can be a distraction and steer our focus away from enjoying time with Him.
You see, God wired us to hunger for more. In His kingdom, everything begins with a seeking heart, while salvation begins with a hungry heart. Our hunger for God is the only thing that will bring righteousness and victory.