“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Romans 14:17 (ESV)
Christ-likeness is not achieved in living by religious laws, but by living according to the fruit of the Spirit. A relationship is built by relating, not by enforced adherence to rules. Closeness to our Lord is the result of living a Spirit-led life, by growing in His grace, walking in peace and joy, even in the midst of storms and chaos.
Religious activities and check-lists are not what the Kingdom of God is about. Heaven is not about fitting into a set criteria of do’s and don’ts, but in dying to self and allowing the Spirit of God to live the Kingdom of God within us.
Let’s pray today that we will not put our Old Covenant ways above our New Covenant Spirit-led Kingdom life.