Re:Verse passage – Romans 14:17-19 (day five)
“So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.” Peace with others is a lofty goal. If that were the only admonition we would have our work cut out for us. Being peace keepers and peace makers will definitely require the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit. But, according to verse 19, being in God’s kingdom means fellowship, relationship, and accountability with others. In a sense we ARE accountable for the holiness and righteousness of our bothers and sisters through encouragement, kindness, and service. Building up one another (as we might guess) is a process that will take time and faithfulness and dependence on the work and help of the Holy Spirit. Who are you building up? Who is building you up?