Romans Lesson 26 Day 4

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9. Walking in love

— Don’t criticize, blame or pass judgment on fellow believers. (Remember the plank in our own eye. Matthew 7:1-4)

— Determine to never deliberately cause a brother or sister to stumble and fall because of your actions. (TPT)

— In other words, walk in love toward other believers.

10. No food in and of itself is unclean. (see also 1 Timothy 4:3-4)

Paul knew that there was nothing intrinsically unclean about meat that was not kosher or sacrificed to an idol. Yet there was nothing that could justify the destruction of a Christian brother over food. (Guzik)

None the less —

But [none the less] it is unclean (defiled and unholy) to anyone who thinks it is unclean. (AMPC)

If my fellow believers are convinced that something is unclean, then it is unclean to them. (Voice)

It’s only our consciences that make eating certain animals wrong. Although our consciences aren’t the perfect guide and can be wrong, it’s not wisdom to violate our consciences or anyone else’s. Those who believe eating certain animals is sin should not be ridiculed or forced to do what they think is wrong. We have to win them over with the truth, and only then are they free to eat without sin (Romans 14:23).
(Andrew Wommack)

11. Never deliberately cause a brother or sister to stumble and fall.

We might stumble or cause our brother to fall in two ways: We can discourage or beat them down through our legalism against them, or we can do it by enticing them to sin through an unwise use of our liberty. (Guzik)

12. The kingdom of God

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of rules about food and drink, but is in the realm of the Holy Spirit, filled with righteousness, peace, and joy. (TPT)

Out of all the things Paul could have used to characterize the kingdom of God, he chose righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Many people would have put faith, authority, power, miracles, being separate, and other things in that list. But Paul boiled it down to right-standing with God that produces peace (Romans 5:1) and joy in the Holy Spirit. Truly, if our Christian activities don’t produce peace and joy, they are not true New Testament Christianity but just religious calisthenics. (Andrew Wommack)

(Our) task is to single-mindedly serve Christ. (See Romans 14:17-18 MSG)

If Jesus was willing to give up His life for the sake of that brother, I can certainly give up my steak dinner. (Guzik)

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MY answers — not THE answers — to BSF study questions on Romans Lesson 26 Day 4 ~ Romans 14:13-18