Scripture Readings

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Romans 14:9-18 (Epistle)

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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.
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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.
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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.