Romans 14

Romans 14  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 6
In this foundation book of Romans, the Spirit of God shows the care there should be for those having different degrees of light as to doctrine. There are those who love the Lord but have not yet seen the doctrine that has been before us in this epistle. They are babes, weak in faith, but beloved of God because Christ has died for them.
To put doubtful questions before such might stumble them instead of helping them in their simple faith. The weak were not to judge the strong because in matters of holy days and meats he might have a conscience about something the weak did not have. The strong likewise should not judge the weak because such an one stands before his own master. Each should rest upon his own faith, not that of another. All are responsible to the Lord. Every knee shall bow and give account of the deeds done in the body, at the judgment seat.
Christ having died and risen again is the Lord of the dead and the living.
We should desire to follow that which makes for peace and for the edification of others. There is nothing unclean of itself; if I judge it to be unclean, so it is. If my brother is offended with what I do, I would refrain for his sake, so as not to stumble him.
"For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost." If we doubt about what we do, we will be judged because "whatsoever is not of faith is sin." There is a universal law that "whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Gal. 6:77Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7).