Romans 14 speaks of grace toward other believers

There is so much grace wrapped up in Romans 14 — the grace we should have for others in the faith.

Accept anyone who is weak in faith, but don’t argue about disputed matters. One person believes he may eat anything, while one who is weak eats only vegetables. One who eats must not look down on one who does not eat, and one who does not eat must not judge one who does, because God has accepted him. Who are you to judge another’s household servant? Before his own Lord he stands or falls. And he will stand, because the Lord is able[a] to make him stand (Romans 14:1-4, CSB).

We Christians so easily judge other Christians about their beliefs and practices. We draw lines of orthodoxy and behavior as to who is acceptable to us. Big mistake! Let God judge his servants. Stop pushing others away because they differ with you. They are sisters and brothers.

Imagine the world church as connected and with believers gracious and loving toward one another and to others. This faith in Christ we hold so dear would again become the wonder of the world and attract others as in the early days of the church.

One person judges one day to be more important than another day. Someone else judges every day to be the same. Let each one be fully convinced in his own mind. Whoever observes the day, observes it for the honor of the Lord. Whoever eats, eats for the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; and whoever does not eat, it is for the Lord that he does not eat it, and he gives thanks to God. For none of us lives for himself, and no one dies for himself. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Christ died and returned to life for this: that he might be Lord over both the dead and the living. But you, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or you, why do you despise your brother or sister? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. (vv. 5-10). 

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