Re:Verse passage – Romans 14:17-19 (day seven)
I love how verse 18 is paraphrased in the NLT:
If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too.
Have you ever been around a person who could minister to your heart in such a way that they made you feel like you were most important person in the world? A person who you could feel their love and care for your soul the moment you met them? I had a Christian studies professor like this who could call you into his office to tell you that you were failing a class and you could come out feeling like you won the lottery. We have all had these type of people in our lives: pastors, professors, teachers, Sunday school workers. What made these people different? It is evident that they are living in harmony with the Holy Spirit. Our passage uses the words peace and joy. When we allow the Spirit to permeate every part of our life in this way, not only will we be pleasing to God, but we will be cherished by others.