“So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.”
Paul writes amidst a situation where people were allowing their conscience to dictate how others live on things which didn’t matter! It was causing tension and for people to stumble.
‘for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. ‘
Pursue what? God’s Kingdom comes first, our right relationship with God is demonstrated not through external show but a deep working in our hearts through the Holy Spirit’s righteousness, peace and joy in Christ. So we can not boast of ourselves but about Christ in me!
How? We need to see people for who they are. Loved by God and recognise it is not our job to change people but know this when Jesus confess in to our lives it changes everything!
So today help me be less judging and be someone that builds people up so they too may discover their God given hope in Christ.