20 For meat destroy not the work of God. You’ve got your hands full just taking care of your own life before God. 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. These, remember, are persons for whom Christ died. There are good reasons either way. Eventually, we’re all going to end up kneeling side by side in the place of judgment, facing God. Be up and awake to what God is doing! Would you risk sending them to hell over an item in their diet? Update. 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. Romans 14:17(NASB) Verse Thoughts. On major issues, God's Word is clear. References: Romans 14:5.—T. 19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. 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 live responsibly as a citizen. 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. Don’t you dare let a piece of God-blessed food become an occasion of soul-poisoning! 19-21 So let’s agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other. 19-21 So let’s agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other. Romans 15. And where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? The Message. 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]. Romans 14:1-6 Directions to treat a weak brother kindly, and not to despise or censure one another in matters of indifference. Treat them gently. 13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. v., p. 23. 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. God, after all, invited them both to the table. Some manuscripts place 16:25-27 here; others after 15:33. So be sensitive and courteous to the others who are eating. If there are corrections to be made or manners to be learned, God can handle that without your help. 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 where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? Read the Scripture: Romans 14:1-12 As this passage indicates, this has been a major problem in the church for centuries. Do you have any business crossing people off the guest list or interfering with God’s welcome? 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. Blessed is the one who does not condemn(AH) himself by what he approves. 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. 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. 14 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. 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. Romans 14:5, Romans 14:6.—F. 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? Your task is to single-mindedly serve Christ. First, he deals with differences of opinion regarding rules about food and days (14:1-12). 13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. Cultivating Good Relationships 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. So mind your own business. None of us are permitted to insist on our own way in these matters. 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? Romans 13:11-14 The Message (MSG). Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. 14 1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. My title for this chapter is, “It is not our job to fix them”. (S) But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. 22-23 Cultivate your own relationship with God, but don’t impose it on others. 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. 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? These, remember, are persons for whom Christ died. 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. None of … Don’t you dare let a piece of God-blessed food become an occasion of soul-poisoning! Romans 10:14-18; Romans 10:15 Read chapter in The Message Bible. 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. 14 Accept the one whose faith is weak,(A) without quarreling over disputable matters. Romans 14:6-9 Christ’s right to our best services, whether we live or die. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). 2-7 The sacred writings contain preliminary reports by the prophets on God’s Son. (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. THE CONTEXT. If the way you live isn’t consistent with what you believe, then it’s wrong. Eventually, we’re all going to end up kneeling side by side in the place of judgment, facing God. ... , Romans 14:7-9, Jonah 3:5-7, Jonah 3:9, Jonah 3:10, 1 Samuel 16:7, Psalm 30:11, Genesis 4:24. 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.”. (AA), 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace(AB) and to mutual edification. In Romans 14:1—15:13, Paul addresses this issue. These, remember, are persons for whom Christ died. Romans. 13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The Weak and the Strong 1Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy. 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. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed. 8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Insofar as there is peace and order, it's God's order. 6 Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. I’d say it leaves you looking pretty silly—or worse. There are good reasons either way. So be sensitive and courteous to the others who are eating. Romans 14:10-12 The Message (MSG). (AG), 22 So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. 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. You’re fortunate if your behavior and your belief are coherent. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 2 If you're irresponsible to the state, then you're irresponsible with … Be up and awake to what God is doing! Romans 14 The Message (MSG) Cultivating Good Relationships. (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. It’s God we are answerable to—all the way from life to death and everything in between—not each other. Romans Chapter 14– John Karmelich 1. 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. (V) 16 Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil. It confronts a variety of issues. The text arises out of a transitional erain religious history, when many converts to Christ were passing from one great divine system … For if … The Message (MSG) Bible Book List. Your critical and condescending ways aren’t going to improve your position there one bit. This message instructs Christians on how to deal with the ups and downs of life. It’s worth asking ourselves whether t… NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 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. 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. Your critical and condescending ways aren’t going to improve your position there one bit. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. Romans 14:12, CSB: "So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God." The night is about over, dawn is about to break. All governments are under God. 2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. 22-23 Cultivate your own relationship with God, but don’t impose it on others. Romans 14:7 I. 18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. Arnold, Sermons, vol. 4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? 1 I, Paul, am a devoted slave of Jesus Christ on assignment, authorized as an apostle to proclaim God’s words and acts. If the way you live isn’t consistent with what you believe, then it’s wrong. The night is about over, dawn is about to break. 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. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. (P), 13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment(Q) on one another. In the early church, Christians often disagreed with each other and created problems for one another. 17-18 God’s kingdom isn’t a matter of what you put in your stomach, for goodness’ sake. I’m convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. 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. And where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? 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. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. 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. W. Robertson, Sermons, 2nd series, p. 160. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared … 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? 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. 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. 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 -- … So, each person is free to follow the convictions of conscience. There are good reasons either way. 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. Your task is to single-mindedly serve Christ. a) The issue at hand is dealing with other Christians. 4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? 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. He then asks Christians not to cause one another to stumble (14:13-23). A new power is in operation. Do you have any business crossing people off the guest list or interfering with God’s welcome? 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? Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. Paul's full and thorough presentation of the gospel in Romans, places the Christian pilgrim on a firm foundation. It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy. (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 brings us, step by step, into spiritual maturity and holy living. 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. (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. Romans / Romans 14 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. 10-12 So where does that leave you when you criticize a brother? (AC) 20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. Romans 13. 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. 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. (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. What Romans 14 Does Not Say. 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. 7 For none of us lives for ourselves alone,(H) and none of us dies for ourselves alone. Romans 14 Romans 14. 2One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister[a]? Look at the text as it is interpreted for us by the section of the Epistle to the Romans in which it is found. Don’t eat or say or do things that might interfere with the free exchange of love. We, of course, by the way we treat it or talk about it, can contaminate it. Among them was vegetarianism (a subject not dealt with in the Old Testament). Those Weak in Faith. 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. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Paul sums up the message of his previous two verses in one simple sentence. Romans 14:18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. Font Size. (T) 15 If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. 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. 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 Don’t eat or say or do things that might interfere with the free exchange of love. 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? (7-9) We live and die to the Lord. 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