Tag: Romans 14
”For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Romans 14:17).
Where does joy live? The verse above is given in the context of a statement and also as a promise. For Paul is declaring whenever you begin to understand the Kingdom, these things will follow that understanding. Before it is possible to understand the benefits of the kingdom, you first have to understand the defining factors of it.
At the time Paul was addressing the Roman church, the common Jewish custom of the day would be to exclude certain meats and drinks from their diet for religious purposes. However, Paul was declaring the kingdom of God would be different. The kingdom of God would come in greater fulfillment of Old Testament ritualistic ceremonies and customs and would shatter the expectations … Read More »