what makes for peace?

romans, that is what i have been reading from the Bible lately. today is romans 14, verse 17-19 in particular.

"For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding."

to pursue what makes for peace is a tough thing to think about. because so often i search for my own way which does not lead to peace. think about what makes for peace, and pursue it, even today!



Meredith said...

This is a great thing to think about. I've been studying Romans too! I'm only through chapter 4 though because I'm also reading "The finished work of Christ" by Frances Shaffer. Good stuff!
Im coming to Utah for a week after Sarah comes here so we need to get together! Party at the Krishnans house on Saturday the 26th!

Kim-Kim said...

This is good, I am glad you wrote about this. I have started reading Desiring God, and one thing that stuck out to me that he wrote about was the fact that our priase to God is a reflection of our Joy in Him.
He is so awesome!