#5676 – Righteousness, Peace & Joy

Good morning people who reclaim a kingdom of God focus in your daily life.

Jesus said to seek first God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness, and that everything else that we need will be added to us (Matthew 6:33).

So, what is the kingdom of God?

As I mentioned yesterday, the kingdom of God is the royal authority to rule over in a realm. This is always true.

Today, I want to lean into another scripture that unpacks this a little more and a little differently. We need to understand the unlimited nature of the multi-faceted truth of God’s Word. It can mean many things, but it will never contradict itself. Let’s take a look at this wonderful verse:

Romans 14:17 NIV For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

The kingdom of God is righteousness; being in a condition acceptable to God. This is birthed in what God has done for us, and it is seen in what we now do for God.

The kingdom of God is peace; tranquility, which is the exemption of the rage and havoc of war. God’s peace means to set at one again.

It is important to believe the right thing about peace. Christians will go through challenging situations that, according to the definition above, would mean that we don’t have peace. But we must realise that peace is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. Peace is not the absence of natural wars, but it is found in the evidence of God inside a person while they ‘walk through the valley of the shadow of death’. Peace is a mark of the kingdom of God being present.

The kingdom of God is joy; cheerfulness and calm delight. Once again, this is not circumstantially based, but rather, it is based on the presence of the Holy Spirit of God living in us and us living in and through Him. This is the kingdom of God!

I declare: It’s time to reclaim walking in and living from righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.