The Kingdom of God.

Romans 14:17 “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Brethren, when Yeshua deepened the covenant with the Jews and Gentiles, the ceremonial observances were always causing stumbling blocks in the church. The Gentiles ate different food, wore different clothes, and observed different days. Paul speaks in Romans 14 of not arguing with your brother to be exactly like you are, but if you see that they do what they do in honor and reverence for the LORD, then amen. If they eat pork or if they observe Christmas all for the glorifying of God, then leave them be. Why? Because we are to live righteously in joy and peace through the power of the Holy Spirit. One day we will give account of all things before God. Individually we will be before our omniscient God and He will question us. Would you rather have wasted your time arguing about the Roman instituted holiday of Christmas or would you have wanted to lived with that person in deep fellowship and peace? Spend your time wanting to glorify God by living in joy peace and righteousness. God bless you.

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