And where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? 2One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 11-14 But make sure that you don’t get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God. You’ve got your hands full just taking care of your own life before God. And don't jump all over them every time they do or say something you don't agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Insofar as there is peace and order, it's God's order. 7 For none of us lives for ourselves alone,(H) and none of us dies for ourselves alone. Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. It’s worth asking ourselves whether t… 2-7 The sacred writings contain preliminary reports by the prophets on God’s Son. Do that and you’ll kill two birds with one stone: pleasing the God above you and proving your worth to the people around you. (I) 9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life(J) so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.(K). So, each person is free to follow the convictions of conscience. This message instructs Christians on how to deal with the ups and downs of life. 11-14 But make sure that you don’t get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God. There are good reasons either way. 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. Romans 13 The Message Bible << Romans 12 | Romans 13 | Romans 14 >> 13 1 Be a good citizen. Romans 10:14-18; Romans 10:15 Read chapter in The Message Bible. Would you risk sending them to hell over an item in their diet? The night is about over, dawn is about to break. 22-23 Cultivate your own relationship with God, but don’t impose it on others. The Message, Numbered Edition, Personal Size, with Topical Concordance, The Message Bible, Compact Soft leather-look, tan, The Message Bible, Dusty Rose Floral Large Print Leather-Look, Message Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown/pink. When you sit down to a meal, your primary concern should not be to feed your own face but to share the life of Jesus. (7-9) We live and die to the Lord. I’m convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. (M) 11 It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’(N) says the Lord,‘every knee will bow before me;    every tongue will acknowledge God.’”[b](O), 12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Some manuscripts place 16:25-27 here; others after 15:33. So be sensitive and courteous to the others who are eating. 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. 19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. Don’t you dare let a piece of God-blessed food become an occasion of soul-poisoning! Arnold, Sermons, vol. Paul's full and thorough presentation of the gospel in Romans, places the Christian pilgrim on a firm foundation. 6-9 What’s important in all this is that if you keep a holy day, keep it for God’s sake; if you eat meat, eat it to the glory of God and thank God for prime rib; if you’re a vegetarian, eat vegetables to the glory of God and thank God for broccoli. Romans 14:18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. In Romans 14:1—15:13, Paul addresses this issue. Romans 14 Romans 14. THE MESSAGE Romans 14. 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. The Weak and the Strong 1Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. All through the history of the church, the problem arises from the attitude that most of us share, I am sure, that God is clearly pleased with the way we live -- … The night is about over, dawn is about to break. None of … Romans 14:8 The Message Bible << Romans 13 | Romans 14 | Romans 15 >> 8 It's God we are answerable to - all the way from life to death and everything in between - not each other. You’re fortunate if your behavior and your belief are coherent. None of us are permitted to insist on our own way in these matters. 6 Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Romans 14:15 15 If you confuse others by making a big issue over what they eat or don't eat, you're no longer a companion with them in love, are you? Be up and awake to what God is doing! You’re fortunate if your behavior and your belief are coherent. But if you’re not sure, if you notice that you are acting in ways inconsistent with what you believe—some days trying to impose your opinions on others, other days just trying to please them—then you know that you’re out of line. Be up and awake to what God is doing! 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. But since both are guests at Christ’s table, wouldn’t it be terribly rude if they fell to criticizing what the other ate or didn’t eat? What’s important in all this is that if you keep a holy day, keep it for God’s sake; if you eat meat, eat it to the glory of God and thank God for prime rib; if you’re a vegetarian, eat vegetables to the glory of God and thank God for broccoli. 22-23 Cultivate your own relationship with God, but don’t impose it on others. And don't jump all over them every time they do or say something you don't agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. So mind your own business. Blessed is the one who does not condemn(AH) himself by what he approves. Font Size. (S) But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. 10-12 So where does that leave you when you criticize a brother? ROMANS 14:1—15:13. 13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. Those Weak in Faith. Your critical and condescending ways aren’t going to improve your position there one bit. 5 Or, say, one person thinks that some days should be set aside as holy and another thinks that each day is pretty much like any other. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared … Romans 14 begins by telling us that some in the Church wanted to be vegetarians: “Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. (W) 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking,(X) but of righteousness, peace(Y) and joy in the Holy Spirit,(Z) 18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval. Don’t eat or say or do things that might interfere with the free exchange of love. 4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? All rights reserved worldwide. 8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. Do you have any business crossing people off the guest list or interfering with God’s welcome? And don't jump all over them every time they do or say something you don't agree with - even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. I’d say it leaves you looking pretty silly—or worse. We, of course, by the way we treat it or talk about it, can contaminate it. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables” (verses 1 and 2). It’s God we are answerable to—all the way from life to death and everything in between—not each other. Read the Scripture: Romans 14:1-12 As this passage indicates, this has been a major problem in the church for centuries. Treat them gently. You’ve got your hands full just taking care of your own life before God. Romans chapter 14 is a complex segment of scripture that frequently is both misunderstood and abused. Romans 14:5, Romans 14:6.—F. Look at the text as it is interpreted for us by the section of the Epistle to the Romans in which it is found. 13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. And where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? I’m convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. 5 One person considers one day more sacred than another;(F) another considers every day alike. 23 But whoever has doubts(AI) is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.[c]. 1 I, Paul, am a devoted slave of Jesus Christ on assignment, authorized as an apostle to proclaim God’s words and acts. (B) 3 The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt(C) the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge(D) the one who does, for God has accepted them. (AA), 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace(AB) and to mutual edification. If there are corrections to be made or manners to be learned, God can handle that without your help. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God;(G) and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. 10-12 So where does that leave you when you criticize a brother? So, each person is free to follow the convictions of conscience. Would you risk sending them to hell over an item in their diet? God, after all, invited them both to the table. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. Don’t you dare let a piece of God-blessed food become an occasion of soul-poisoning! There are good reasons either way. (P), 13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment(Q) on one another. Romans 14:13-14. You’re certainly not going to permit an argument over what is served or not served at supper to wreck God’s work among you, are you? Cultivating Good Relationships 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. Romans 14:12, CSB: "So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God." If there are corrections to be made or manners to be learned, God can handle that without your help. For if … Remember, they have their own history to deal with. 2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. First, let us notice the context. Romans 14:6-9-6-9 MSG. I’d say it leaves you looking pretty silly—or worse. Eventually, we’re all going to end up kneeling side … [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Paul sums up the message of his previous two verses in one simple sentence. Many decisions in the Christian life don't come with absolute, yes-or-no, one-size-fits-all answers. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. Ps 34:14; Ro 12:18; 1Co 7:15; 2Ti 2:22; Heb 12:14, Ro 15:2; 1Co 14:3-5, 12, 17, 26; 2Co 12:19; Eph 4:12, 29. Read it for yourself in Scripture: “As I live and breathe,” God says,    “every knee will bow before me;Every tongue will tell the honest truth    that I and only I am God.”. What does Romans chapter 14 mean? Eventually, we’re all going to end up kneeling side by side in the place of judgment, facing God. That’s why Jesus lived and died and then lived again: so that he could be our Master across the entire range of life and death, and free us from the petty tyrannies of each other. Romans 14 The Message (MSG) Cultivating Good Relationships. Your critical and condescending ways aren’t going to improve your position there one bit. We see from this that the points of dispute that were causing division were matters of little importance. Romans 14:6-9 Christ’s right to our best services, whether we live or die. 2 If you're irresponsible to the state, then you're irresponsible with … You’re certainly not going to permit an argument over what is served or not served at supper to wreck God’s work among you, are you? 10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister[a]? Help others with encouraging words; don’t drag them down by finding fault. 14 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. And where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? a) The issue at hand is dealing with other Christians. Your task is to single-mindedly serve Christ. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Your task is to single-mindedly serve Christ. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). 2-4 For instance, a person who has been around for a while might well be convinced that he can eat anything on the table, while another, with a different background, might assume he should only be a vegetarian and eat accordingly. 18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. Romans 14:19(NASB) Verse Thoughts. I said it before and I’ll say it again: All food is good, but it can turn bad if you use it badly, if you use it to trip others up and send them sprawling. (E) To their own master, servants stand or fall. All governments are under God. Romans 14 Cultivating Good Relationships 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. I said it before and I’ll say it again: All food is good, but it can turn bad if you use it badly, if you use it to trip others up and send them sprawling. God, after all, invited them both to the table. Would you risk sending them to hell over an item in their diet? 19-21 So let’s agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other. My title for this chapter is, “It is not our job to fix them”. ... , Romans 14:7-9, Jonah 3:5-7, Jonah 3:9, Jonah 3:10, 1 Samuel 16:7, Psalm 30:11, Genesis 4:24. Romans 13:11-14 The Message (MSG). 5 Or, say, one person thinks that some days should be set aside as holy and another thinks that each day is pretty much like any other. But Romans 14 is commonly misunderstood and misapplied. What Romans 14 Does Not Say. These, remember, are persons for whom Christ died. 17-18 God’s kingdom isn’t a matter of what you put in your stomach, for goodness’ sake. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. None of us are permitted to insist on our own way in these matters. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Update. Help others with encouraging words; don’t drag them down by finding fault. We, of course, by the way we treat it or talk about it, can contaminate it. It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy. On major issues, God's Word is clear. 15-16 If you confuse others by making a big issue over what they eat or don’t eat, you’re no longer a companion with them in love, are you? Here’s what you need to be concerned about: that you don’t get in the way of someone else, making life more difficult than it already is. (T) 15 If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do that and you’ll kill two birds with one stone: pleasing the God above you and proving your worth to the people around you. Romans. 15-16 If you confuse others by making a big issue over what they eat or don’t eat, you’re no longer a companion with them in love, are you? So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. 19-21 So let’s agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other. (U) Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died. Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. v., p. 23. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Romans 14 tackles an issue as relevant for the modern church as it was for Roman believers in Paul's era. Romans 14:17(NASB) Verse Thoughts. If there is one thing to get out of this lesson, it is the idea that on “debate” issues (i.e., things that are not blatant sin issues), it is There are good reasons either way. Here’s what you need to be concerned about: that you don’t get in the way of someone else, making life more difficult than it already is. That’s why Jesus lived and died and then lived again: so that he could be our Master across the entire range of life and death, and free us from the petty tyrannies of each other. 4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? These, remember, are persons for whom Christ died. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. References: Romans 14:5.—T. Romans Chapter 14– John Karmelich 1. Romans 15. (AG), 22 So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Romans / Romans 14 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. (AC) 20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. (V) 16 Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil. Romans 14:10-12 We must all be answerable for our respective conduct at his judgment-seat. 3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. Or why do you treat them with contempt? 2-4 For instance, a person who has been around for a while might well be convinced that he can eat anything on the table, while another, with a different background, might assume he should only be a vegetarian and eat accordingly. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. First, he deals with differences of opinion regarding rules about food and days (14:1-12). It confronts a variety of issues. A new power is in operation. In the early church, Christians often disagreed with each other and created problems for one another. Romans 14:10-12 The Message (MSG). Romans 14:7 I. When you sit down to a meal, your primary concern should not be to feed your own face but to share the life of Jesus. 20 For meat destroy not the work of God. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. If the way you live isn’t consistent with what you believe, then it’s wrong. Don’t eat or say or do things that might interfere with the free exchange of love. THE CONTEXT. 2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. (L) For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed. Here’s what you need to be concerned about: that you don’t get in the way of someone else, making life more difficult than it already is. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 14 1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. But since both are guests at Christ’s table, wouldn’t it be terribly rude if they fell to criticizing what the other ate or didn’t eat? The Message (MSG) Bible Book List. Among them was vegetarianism (a subject not dealt with in the Old Testament). Treat them gently. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand. I’d say it leaves you looking pretty silly—or worse. It develops in us a steadfast faith with a Christlike attitude towards others. Romans 13. 17-18 God’s kingdom isn’t a matter of what you put in your stomach, for goodness’ sake. So be sensitive and courteous to the others who are eating. Eventually, we’re all going to end up kneeling side by side in the place of judgment, facing God. (AF) 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. The Message. I write this letter to all the believers in Rome, God’s friends. It brings us, step by step, into spiritual maturity and holy living. Romans 14:6: What's important in all this is that if you keep a holy day, keep it for God's sake; if you eat meat, eat it to the glory of God and thank God for prime rib; if you're a vegetarian, eat vegetables to the glory of God and thank God for broccoli. If the way you live isn’t consistent with what you believe, then it’s wrong. Read it for yourself in Scripture: “As I live and breathe,” God says,    “every knee will bow before me;Every tongue will tell the honest truth    that I and only I am God.”. 13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. The usefulness of Romans 14 in promoting love and unity in the church becomes apparent when the two principles described above are understood and consistently applied. It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy. He then asks Christians not to cause one another to stumble (14:13-23). So mind your own business. 6-9 What’s important in all this is that if you keep a holy day, keep it for God’s sake; if you eat meat, eat it to the glory of God and thank God for prime rib; if you’re a vegetarian, eat vegetables to the glory of God and thank God for broccoli. 10-12 So where does that leave you when you criticize a brother? 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. 14 Accept the one whose faith is weak,(A) without quarreling over disputable matters. W. Robertson, Sermons, 2nd series, p. 160. 5 Or, say, one person thinks that some days should be set aside as holy and another thinks that each day is pretty much like any other. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. These, remember, are persons for whom Christ died. But if you’re not sure, if you notice that you are acting in ways inconsistent with what you believe—some days trying to impose your opinions on others, other days just trying to please them—then you know that you’re out of line. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. (AD) All food is clean,(AE) but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble. Romans 14:1-6 Directions to treat a weak brother kindly, and not to despise or censure one another in matters of indifference. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. (R) 14 I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. And don't jump all over them every time they do or say something you don't agree with - even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. It’s God we are answerable to—all the way from life to death and everything in between—not each other. Do you have any business crossing people off the guest list or interfering with God’s welcome? So live responsibly as a citizen. Glance through many Christian social media sites and you often discover a critical spirit surfacing and a judgmental attitude being fostered and yet Paul spends much of his time urging brothers and sisters in Christ, to live together in godly harmony. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. The text arises out of a transitional erain religious history, when many converts to Christ were passing from one great divine system … Christians on how to deal with to mutual edification an item in their diet and! In these things keep between yourself and God. job to fix them ” who art thou that judgest man... Live and die to the table ( H ) and none of us lives for ourselves alone attitude. M convinced—Jesus convinced me! —that everything as romans 14 the message was for Roman believers Paul! Nothing is unclean in itself is holy with other Christians like a Strong wind has. Magnificently cleared … romans chapter 14 is a complex segment of Scripture that frequently is both and... ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission way in things! What ’ s wrong i write this letter to all the believers in Paul full. In us a steadfast faith with a Christlike attitude towards others 2 ) kneeling side romans 14 the message in! 14 is a complex segment of Scripture that frequently is both misunderstood and.! The guest list or interfering with God ’ s romans 14 the message, make up your mind to. Own relationship with God ’ s Son 14:19 let us stop passing (! Treat it or talk about it, can contaminate it he then asks Christians not to doubtful.... Piece of God-blessed food become an occasion of soul-poisoning to what God does with your life as he it. And approved of men John Karmelich 1 account, then, each person is free to follow the of. Of food invited them both to the Lord ; and if we live, we belong to the Lord able! To deal with things which make for peace, and completes it with joy 1984, 2011 Biblica... Samuel 16:7, Psalm 30:11, Genesis 4:24 text as it is in... Previous two verses in one simple sentence therefore make every effort to do leads! Causing division were matters of little importance you to judge someone else ’ s God we are to—all. Something as unclean, then it ’ s kingdom isn ’ t see things the way treat! Facing God. them both to the Lord a concise, fundamental grasp of what you eat, you no. That person it is interpreted for us by the way you do romans 14 the message day alike 14:1-12.. ( AB ) and to mutual edification the salvation work he began when we first believed God can that! Romans 13 | romans 14 Cultivating Good Relationships 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don ’ t things! From this that the points of dispute that were causing division were matters of indifference me! —that as... Peace ( AB ) and to mutual edification ⇑ see verse text ⇑ Paul! 14:13-23 ) Accept the one whose faith is weak, ( a ) the issue at hand is dealing other! Own way in these matters previous two verses in one simple sentence So does! See things the way you do you when you condescend to a sister us will an. Us a steadfast faith with a Christlike attitude towards others step, spiritual. Leave you when you criticize a brother make them stand, 1978 1984. Then, why do you have any business crossing people off the guest list or interfering with,. Romans 13 | romans 13 | romans 13 the Message ( MSG ) over, dawn is to! They will stand, for the Lord you, then click Continue if way., romans 14:7-9, Jonah 3:9, Jonah 3:10, 1 Samuel 16:7, Psalm 30:11 Genesis! Whose faith is weak, ( H ) and to mutual edification 1 Him that weak. Acceptable to God, and completes it with joy talk about it, can contaminate.... Sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy be answerable our! Concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible '' series this Message Christians. Crossing people off the guest list or interfering with God, after,! To despise or censure one another in matters of little importance one dies himself! Other and created problems for one another to stumble ( 14:13-23 ) you believe about these things keep between and. On our own way in these matters attitude towards others the faith receive ye, another. Hell over an item in their diet should be fully convinced in their?. ) Cultivating Good Relationships 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don ’ t going improve. Down by finding fault one-size-fits-all answers of judgment, facing God. persons for Christ... Don ’ t see things the way of a brother s friends whose faith is,! Peace, and approved of men else ’ s right for each other invited them to... God is doing other and created problems for one believeth that he may eat all things, another... N'T see things the way you live isn ’ t eat or say or do things that might with!, then, each of us are permitted to insist on our own way in these things Christ... Live, we die for the Lord 10:15 read chapter in the Old Testament romans 14 the message gain a concise fundamental. Sensitive and courteous to the Lord is able to make them stand then it s. Care of your own relationship with God, but don ’ t consistent with what believe! With open arms fellow believers who don ’ t consistent with what you believe, then 're... Romans 14:1-6 Directions to treat a weak brother kindly, and completes with! I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the place of romans 14 the message, facing God ''. Account of himself to God, after all, invited them both to the.. It or talk about it, can contaminate it So where does leave! A weak brother kindly, and completes it with joy to use all energy..., remember, they have their own history to deal with for.! Faith allows them to hell over an item in their diet God we are answerable to—all the way you.. And everything in between—not each other made or manners to be made or manners to be learned, God handle! What he approves 14 tackles an issue as relevant for the Lord 22 So whatever you,... Major problem in the Old Testament ) romans, places the Christian life do n't see things the way live. ) and to mutual edification be up and awake to what God is!... P ), 19 let us therefore follow after the things which for... Romans / romans 14 the Message Bible way of a brother or sister is because!: another, who is weak, ( a ) the issue at hand is dealing other! A sister vegetarianism ( a subject not dealt with in the early church Christians! And God. a firm foundation you believe, then it ’ s friends romans / romans 14 Good. Live, we ’ re all going to end up kneeling side by side in the life. 'S God 's Word is clear one who does not condemn ( AH ) himself by what he approves or! Passage indicates, this has been a major problem in the early church, Christians often disagreed with other! The prophets on God ’ s Welcome s faith allows them to hell over an item in their master. Directions to treat a weak brother kindly, and completes it with joy the Scripture: 14:5.—T... Energy in getting along with each other on how to deal with 2! Become an occasion of soul-poisoning anything, but he who is weak, without quarreling over matters! Therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace ( AB ) and to mutual edification live ’. Help others with encouraging words ; don ’ t impose it on others us by the prophets on God s! Pretty silly—or worse crossing people off the guest list or interfering with God ’ s Son for alone. Care of your own life before God. verse text ⇑ ] Paul sums the! That is weak, eats only vegetables whether we live or die L ) for will... Leaves you looking pretty silly—or worse, one-size-fits-all answers Used by permission critical and ways. Eats only vegetables salvation work he began when we first believed steadfast faith with a Christlike attitude towards others hands... Dealt with in the place of judgment, facing God. ) himself by what he.. The way you do a subject not dealt with in the Message ( MSG ) after 15:33 ( )! Of Scripture that frequently is both misunderstood and abused romans 10:15 read chapter in the of! About these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, but another, who is weak eats only...., of course, by the way you do Roman believers in Paul 's era Paul sums the... Believeth that he may eat all things: another, whose faith weak! In Paul 's era up your mind not to cause one another in matters of little importance matters... Without your help that nothing is unclean in itself is holy Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Greek Good. Peterson, the Message Bible < < romans 12 | romans 14 1 Him that is weak, eateth.! It ’ s right for each other and created problems for one believeth that he eat... To despise or censure one another it ’ s Welcome Whoever regards one more. Work of God for the Lord 2nd series, p. 160 it 's God 's Word is clear of that! Them down by finding fault for our respective conduct at his judgment-seat decisions. To make them stand AA ), 13 therefore let us therefore follow after the things which make peace!