Your life will be totally transformed if you will live in this truth.
We have seen that we are called to accept the diversity of the Body of Christ.
Some eat and drink.
Some do not.
Some exalt one day above another.
Others do not.
Let each one be convinced in their own heart.
We have also seen that we are not to be a stumbling block.
We are not be an obstacle in our brother’s path.
We have liberty.
We have freedom.
We can eat/drink anything.
1 Timothy 4:4-5
4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;
5 for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.
The word of God and prayer sanctifies.
Think on this.
What are we to proclaim to the world?
The gospel, no?
What is the gospel?
The truth of the life, death, burial, resurrection of Jesus Christ and that He is the Savior of man.
What did Jesus preach?
He did not preach the gospel - Good News - of His death, burial, etc.
He preached the Kingdom.
Read, giving close heed to what we learn of the Kingdom.
16 Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil;
17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
We are told to let not our liberty/freedom be spoken of as evil.
Because, the Kingdom of God…
- is not eating and drinking
- is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
This is the Kingdom in which we live.
It is not a Kingdom of satisfying the desires of the flesh...eating, drinking, etc.
It is a Kingdom of Righteousness.
It is a Kingdom of Peace.
It is a Kingdom of Joy.
All in the Holy Spirit.
In which Kingdom do you live?
The Kingdom of God.
Or, the Kingdom of the World...of the Flesh…?