Romans Chapter 14
Updated: May 8
1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.
2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
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.
4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
This chapter starts with encouraging believers to accept one another despite their differences. It deals heavily with eating unclean things. We are not appointed to be the judge that is God's job.
6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
This section states, that we as Christians belong to the Lord. In all things that we do, we should do for the Lord. Salvation by grace is again reaffirmed in this section, confirming the death, burial, and resurrection is salvation. Jesus wants to be the Lord of your life and after life.
10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
This section again asks us not to judge one another. It then goes into the judgement seat of Christ. Every person, saved and unsaved, will stand before God and confess that he is Lord. We should do our best to make sure that we don't cause our brothers and sisters in Christ to stumble.
14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
This section deals with eating unclean things. This was a major part of the Jewish religion. When the age of grace began, God deemed all meat acceptable. Many Jews could not accept that. This section asks believers not to take offense on weather or not, someone does or does not eat meat, which was considered unclean. There are way more important things than meat, like honoring others, righteousness, peace, and joy.
20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
This section starts out proclaiming that it is evil to eat with offense. If someone serves you a meal, be thankful and enjoy it. Meat can not destroy the work of the all mighty God. This reinforces salvation by grace. The same is true for someone who serves meat, that they no someone will take offense to. Don't do it, it will cause them to stumble. Happy is the man who approves of all things he allows. Doubting weather or not to eat meat is sin, because it shows a lack of faith in Christs finished work on the cross. As if some sin can get someone sent to hell after salvation.
I hope this was a blessing to you and I will leave you with the only way to heaven, the gospel.
I Corinthians 15
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: