Righteousness, Peace and Joy
Romans 14:17 -19 The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy is in the Holy Ghost. For he who is in these things is acceptable to God and approved of men. Let us follow then after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith we may edify one another.
Righteousness, peace and joy! This is the fruit we will bear after receiving salvation and in that order through the Holy Ghost.
This order is accepted by God and approved by man. Maintaining this order will bring favor with God and favor with man.
In 2 Corinthians 5:21 He made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.
I read the phrase (might be made the righteousness) of God as in our area of choice. We are given freedom always to choose.
When we choose by faith to accept his atoning work and become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, we are blessed beyond measure. We are in a new state of relationship with God and we have new life to enjoy.
It is our responsibility to maintain our relationship with God through Christ and with help from the Holy Spirit. We do that by taking hold of every provision given through our redemption. No one can take your salvation, it’s a eternal gift received by faith.
You must remember that upon your profession of faith, You are given new life.
Changes will be made in you and through you. You can’t live this new life through old worldly ways. You must align with and be willing to enforce the new life change.
I’m going to write about peace and joy in my next post! I’m so excited that God is showing me through new eyes how to maintain the fruit in my life of righteousness, peace and joy!
I made a decision to not be passive. I’m the gardener in my life and I’m going to bear fruit!
I hope you do the same! It’s not really a option, if we want to be in the order of God. I pray eyes are opened to the truth of the word of God.
We need to follow His order.