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Romans 14:17(NASB) Verse Thoughts. 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. In the early church, Christians often disagreed with each other and created problems for one another. But Romans 14 is commonly misunderstood and misapplied. 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. 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. 2-7 The sacred writings contain preliminary reports by the prophets on God’s Son. 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. Some manuscripts place 16:25-27 here; others after 15:33. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared … The night is about over, dawn is about to break. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Paul sums up the message of his previous two verses in one simple sentence. Romans 10:14-18; Romans 10:15 Read chapter in The Message Bible. The Message. Cultivating Good Relationships 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. There are good reasons either way. 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 14:7-9, Jonah 3:5-7, Jonah 3:9, Jonah 3:10, 1 Samuel 16:7, Psalm 30:11, Genesis 4:24. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). 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. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. Romans 14:10-12 We must all be answerable for our respective conduct at his judgment-seat. You’ve got your hands full just taking care of your own life before God. These, remember, are persons for whom Christ died. Romans Chapter 14– John Karmelich 1. 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. Romans chapter 14 is a complex segment of scripture that frequently is both misunderstood and abused. Romans 14 tackles an issue as relevant for the modern church as it was for Roman believers in Paul's era. In Romans 14:1—15:13, Paul addresses this issue. I’m convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. Insofar as there is peace and order, it's God's order. 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. This message instructs Christians on how to deal with the ups and downs of life. Help others with encouraging words; don’t drag them down by finding fault. 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. It’s God we are answerable to—all the way from life to death and everything in between—not each other. v., p. 23. 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? Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. Romans 14 The Message (MSG) Cultivating Good Relationships. THE MESSAGE Romans 14. 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.”. Help others with encouraging words; don’t drag them down by finding fault. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. 10-12 So where does that leave you when you criticize a brother? What does Romans chapter 14 mean? 14 1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. What Romans 14 Does Not Say. My title for this chapter is, “It is not our job to fix them”. And where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? Those Weak in Faith. 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? (7-9) We live and die to the Lord. Eventually, we’re all going to end up kneeling side by side in the place of judgment, facing God. (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. Do you have any business crossing people off the guest list or interfering with God’s welcome? Or why do you treat them with contempt? So, each person is free to follow the convictions of conscience. 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. First, let us notice the context. Romans 14:1-6 Directions to treat a weak brother kindly, and not to despise or censure one another in matters of indifference. 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. 2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. We, of course, by the way we treat it or talk about it, can contaminate it. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. 19-21 So let’s agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other. So be sensitive and courteous to the others who are eating. 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? It develops in us a steadfast faith with a Christlike attitude towards others. 13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. All rights reserved worldwide. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables” (verses 1 and 2). (AG), 22 So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. (T) 15 If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. (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. 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. On major issues, God's Word is clear. 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. I’d say it leaves you looking pretty silly—or worse. 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. References: Romans 14:5.—T. 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. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. 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 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 where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? 22-23 Cultivate your own relationship with God, but don’t impose it on others. Romans 14:6-9-6-9 MSG. We, of course, by the way we treat it or talk about it, can contaminate it. 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.”. 10-12 So where does that leave you when you criticize a brother? Romans 14:5, Romans 14:6.—F. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 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. 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 -- … 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. 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? So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Be up and awake to what God is doing! 22-23 Cultivate your own relationship with God, but don’t impose it on others. Eventually, we’re all going to end up kneeling side … Font Size. None of … 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. 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? 17-18 God’s kingdom isn’t a matter of what you put in your stomach, for goodness’ sake. So, each person is free to follow the convictions of conscience. Romans 15. (AC) 20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. So mind your own business. (U) Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died. So live responsibly as a citizen. Would you risk sending them to hell over an item in their diet? It confronts a variety of issues. (V) 16 Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil. It’s God we are answerable to—all the way from life to death and everything in between—not each other. Don’t you dare let a piece of God-blessed food become an occasion of soul-poisoning! 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. If there are corrections to be made or manners to be learned, God can handle that without your help. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. The Weak and the Strong 1Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. (R) 14 I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. ROMANS 14:1—15:13. 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 14:15 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? I’d say it leaves you looking pretty silly—or worse. 10-12 So where does that leave you when you criticize a brother? Your task is to single-mindedly serve Christ. If the way you live isn’t consistent with what you believe, then it’s wrong. a) The issue at hand is dealing with other Christians. 20 For meat destroy not the work of God. You’re fortunate if your behavior and your belief are coherent. 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. God, after all, invited them both to the table. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Read the Scripture: Romans 14:1-12 As this passage indicates, this has been a major problem in the church for centuries. For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. (E) To their own master, servants stand or fall. Your critical and condescending ways aren’t going to improve your position there one bit. 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. 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. So be sensitive and courteous to the others who are eating. 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. None of us are permitted to insist on our own way in these matters. We see from this that the points of dispute that were causing division were matters of little importance. 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. 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed. 10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister[a]? THE CONTEXT. Romans 14:12, CSB: "So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God." 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. 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. 2 If you're irresponsible to the state, then you're irresponsible with … Romans 14:10-12 The Message (MSG). 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. Romans 14:18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. And where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? 13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. 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. (AD) All food is clean,(AE) but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble. Arnold, Sermons, vol. Blessed is the one who does not condemn(AH) himself by what he approves. Romans 14:6-9 Christ’s right to our best services, whether we live or die. Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. He then asks Christians not to cause one another to stumble (14:13-23). Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy. 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. 19-21 So let’s agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other. A new power is in operation. 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. 17-18 God’s kingdom isn’t a matter of what you put in your stomach, for goodness’ sake. 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? 18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. 1 I, Paul, am a devoted slave of Jesus Christ on assignment, authorized as an apostle to proclaim God’s words and acts. Paul's full and thorough presentation of the gospel in Romans, places the Christian pilgrim on a firm foundation. 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]. 14 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. 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. Update. The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Romans / Romans 14 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. So mind your own business. 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. Would you risk sending them to hell over an item in their diet? Be up and awake to what God is doing! It’s worth asking ourselves whether t… 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. Treat them gently. (P), 13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment(Q) on one another. Romans 13. I write this letter to all the believers in Rome, God’s friends. 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. First, he deals with differences of opinion regarding rules about food and days (14:1-12). 2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. Romans 14:7 I. God, after all, invited them both to the table. Would you risk sending them to hell over an item in their diet? All governments are under God. None of us are permitted to insist on our own way in these matters. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Don’t you dare let a piece of God-blessed food become an occasion of soul-poisoning! And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand. Many decisions in the Christian life don't come with absolute, yes-or-no, one-size-fits-all answers. Romans. 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. You’ve got your hands full just taking care of your own life before God. Don’t eat or say or do things that might interfere with the free exchange of love. 19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. 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. (S) But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. Romans 13:11-14 The Message (MSG). These, remember, are persons for whom Christ died. Look at the text as it is interpreted for us by the section of the Epistle to the Romans in which it is found. 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. Eventually, we’re all going to end up kneeling side by side in the place of judgment, facing God. 4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? Romans 14:19(NASB) Verse Thoughts. If the way you live isn’t consistent with what you believe, then it’s wrong. (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). 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. 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. Romans 14 Romans 14. 2One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. There are good reasons either way. 6 Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. It brings us, step by step, into spiritual maturity and holy living. 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’d say it leaves you looking pretty silly—or worse. 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. Among them was vegetarianism (a subject not dealt with in the Old Testament). (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. Treat them gently. Romans 14:13-14. Romans 14 Cultivating Good Relationships 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. There are good reasons either way. You’re fortunate if your behavior and your belief are coherent. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. W. Robertson, Sermons, 2nd series, p. 160. Do you have any business crossing people off the guest list or interfering with God’s welcome? (L) For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. Romans 13 The Message Bible << Romans 12 | Romans 13 | Romans 14 >> 13 1 Be a good citizen. (AA), 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace(AB) and to mutual edification. These, remember, are persons for whom Christ died. It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy. 7 For none of us lives for ourselves alone,(H) and none of us dies for ourselves alone. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. The Message (MSG) Bible Book List. Your task is to single-mindedly serve Christ. 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. If there are corrections to be made or manners to be learned, God can handle that without your help. For if … 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. 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