Peace and Joy in the Kingdom
"...the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." Romans 14:17
When tourists visit Las Vegas they are guaranteed lights, entertainment and buffet tables. For many, this is the essence of living. Yet a headline in the Las Vegas Sun reads, “Experts grappling with high suicide rate.”* The stark contradiction between promise and reality is too much for some. But to come into God’s Kingdom is to enter a realm not dependent on glitter, glamour and glut. Rather, God’s Kingdom pulsates with Spirit-fired joy, rests in His peace and has goodness as its atmosphere.
*“Experts grappling with high suicide rate,” By Mark Hansel, Las Vegas Sun, March 27, 2006.