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Rom. 14:17 Joy in Our Faith

posted May 26, 2020, 9:00 AM by Jacob Boer

“For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

Following Jesus is not just about doing the right things, doing good works all the time; it’s part of it, but following Jesus also is about a change of heart, a change in how you approach life. The Bible and Catechism both tell us that following Jesus develops a sense of joy and a deep desire and delight in our hearts and souls. This helps us live life with a spirit of gratitude for everything in our life, even the hard things, even when things don’t go the way we want because we know that we are in God’s hands and that Jesus is with us through it all, helping us to see how God is using all our circumstances to teach us to trust in him and know the joy of being his child.

 

 

Q. What is the rising-to-life of the new self?

A. Wholehearted joy in God through Christ and a love and delight to live according to the will of God by doing every kind of good work

 

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