ISAIAH 60:17 (MSG)
I’ll install Peace to run your country,
make Righteousness your boss.
ROMANS 14:17 (CEB)
God’s kingdom isn’t about eating food and drinking but about righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
As God sees it, the things which are important involve making peace and acting with righteousness.
By nature, O God, you are joyful -- finding meaning in acts of peace and righteousness. I confess that I try to find joy in milking life for all I can get. Yes, I'm all for peace and right living -- as long as those things bring short-term benefit. Forgive me for my short-sightedness. Give me a passion for all that stirs you -- for peace-making, for personal and corporate righteousness. I'm going to live in the joy of the Holy Spirit that comes as we follow Jesus, living out the things which are important to you. Amen.