The Kingdom Of God (1): Not Eating And Drinking

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

Eating and drinking here represents the many things people pursue in order to enjoy life on the earth. Concerns about what to eat, what to wear, where to shelter, and luxuries — for those who can afford them — drive the majority of human hustle and bustle. To add to this, in religious gatherings God’s children are reassured that He will provide. And God’s people look up to Him for provision.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with trusting the Lord for your needs. But for the most part these days, Christians get so consumed about these needs that they think that’s all there is with respect to their relationship with God. The Holy Spirit’s assignment in your life is deeper than ensuring your earthly needs are met. There’s more to the kingdom of God than ensuring you experience victory at your workplace. Nowadays, phrases like “God will visit you” is associated with material blessings.

Apostle Paul tells us that the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit’s work in your life is to help you be like Jesus in every way. Always remember this. Receive grace today to keep beholding Jesus and becoming like Him in spite of the distraction of earthly needs. Bliss be with you.