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Romans Chapter 14:1-4

Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.

Romans 14:1-4
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Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things.
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For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables.
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Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him.
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Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.
  1. How are we to receive one who is weak in the faith, and what are we not to have disputes over?
    Romans 14:1
    Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things.
  2. What does one believe he can eat, and what does he who is weak eat?
    Romans 14:2
    For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables.
  3. Why must we not despise or judge each other about food?
    Romans 14:3
    Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him.
  4. Is God able to make those who eat everything, and those who eat only vegetable, to stand?
    Romans 14:4
    Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.

Romans Chapter 14:5-9

One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.

Romans 14:5-9
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One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.
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He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks.
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For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself.
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For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.
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For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.
  1. What does one person do to one day, and what does another man esteem? How is each to be convinced?
    Romans 14:5
    One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.
  2. Who does he who observes a day, or he who does not observe, do it to?
    Romans 14:6
    He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks.
  3. Who does none of live to?
    Romans 14:7
    For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself.
  4. If we live or die, who do we do it to?
    Romans 14:8
    For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.
  5. Why did Christ die and raise again?
    Romans 14:9
    For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

Romans Chapter 14:10-13

Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.

Romans 14:10-13
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But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
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For it is written: "As I live, says the LORD, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God."
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So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.
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Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother's way.
  1. Why must we not judge or show contempt to each other over food and days?
    Romans 14:10
    But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
  2. What will every knee do, and every tongue confess?
    Romans 14:11
    For it is written: "As I live, says the LORD, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God."
  3. What will each of us give to God?
    Romans 14:12
    So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.
  4. Why must we not judge one another any more over doubtful things?
    Romans 14:13
    Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother's way.

Romans Chapter 14:14-18

I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean.

Romans 14:14-18
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I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
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Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy with your food the one for whom Christ died.
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Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil;
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for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
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For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.
  1. What did Paul know and was convinced of? If a person considers something to be unclean, what is it to him?
    Romans 14:14
    I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
  2. How are we not to destroy our brother?
    Romans 14:15
    Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy with your food the one for whom Christ died.
  3. How are we not to let our good be spoken of?
    Romans 14:16
    Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil;
  4. What is not the kingdom, and what is the kingdom of God?
    Romans 14:17
    for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
  5. Who is acceptable to god?
    Romans 14:18
    For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Romans Chapter 14:19-23

Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats.

Romans 14:19-23
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Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.
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Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense.
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It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak.
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Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.
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But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.
  1. What are we to pursue?
    Romans 14:19
    Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.
  2. How are we not to destroy the work of God?
    Romans 14:20
    Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense.
  3. What is good to not do?
    Romans 14:21
    It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak.
  4. If you have faith to eat everything, or only eat vegetable, who are we to have it before?
    Romans 14:22
    Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.
  5. Who is condemned and why is he condemned?
    Romans 14:23
    But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.