PEACE & HOPEFebruary 25, 2018
Daily Prayer for February 25th, 2018
Good morning, God‚ÄĒthank You! :o)
Thank You that I have been made righteous through the blood of Your son, Jesus. Holy Spirit, help me to make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual enlightenment. In Jesus name. Amen.
13¬†Therefore let us stop passing judgment¬†on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.¬†14¬†I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself.¬†But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean.¬†15¬†If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died.16¬†Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil.¬†17¬†For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking,¬†but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit,¬†18¬†because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.
19¬†Let us, therefore, make every effort to do what leads to peace¬†and to mutual edification.¬†20¬†Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food.¬†All food is clean,¬†but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.¬†21¬†It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall.
22¬†So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn¬†himself by what he approves.¬†23¬†But whoever has doubts¬†is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.
Romans 5:1-11¬†New International Version (NIV)
Peace and Hope
5¬†Therefore, since we have been justified¬†through faith,¬†we[a]¬†have peace¬†with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,¬†2¬†through whom we have gained access¬†by faith into this grace in which we now stand.¬†And we boast in the hope¬†of the glory of God.¬†3¬†Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings,¬†because we know that suffering produces perseverance;¬†4¬†perseverance, character; and character, hope.¬†5¬†And hope¬†does not put us to shame because God‚Äôs love¬†has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit,¬†who has been given to us.
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