Mission Statement: Quiet Spirit writes for those who seek a closer relationship with God.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Righteousness, Peace, and Joy
“For the kingdom of
God is not a matter of eating and drinking,
but of righteousness, peace and joy in the
because anyone who serves Christ in this way
is pleasing to God and approved by men.”
Romans 14:17-18 (NIV)
time to time the issue of what we, as Christians, eat comes into discussion. At
one time, those of the Catholic faith abstained from eating meat on Friday.
Those of the Adventist tradition adopt a vegetarian diet, partaking of fruit,
nuts, and vegetables.
Apostle Paul tells us the goals of the kingdom of God are righteousness—inherent
or imputed guiltlessness before God, peace—the presence or experience of right
relationships, and joy—great delight, gladness of heart. (1)
there are several items of food I don’t eat but it has to do with health issues
not spirituality. God loves those who can and do partake of those foods just as
much as he loves me.
focus is on pronouncing us, His children, without sin, bringing us into His
preence and giving us that great delight of being protected by Him.