Daily Devotion Text

November 30, 2022

Romans 14:13-18

By gracepoint In Devotion Text, Romans with Comments Off on Romans 14:13-18


Please use one of the prompts below to get your journaling started.

  • Explore your fears and what’s behind them.
  • Write about a relational conflict you are experiencing.
  • List out all that you are grateful for.
  • Recall a significant reaction, conversation or event.

Romans 14 Commentary

Bible Text: Romans 14:13-18 (ESV)

13 Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother. 14 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. 15 For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died. 16 So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil. 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Reflection Questions

Romans 14:13-18

“The strong are not wrong to think they have freedom to eat whatever they want. Rather, they are wrong for using that freedom without regard to the effect it may have on their weaker brothers and sisters – people for whom Christ died. The strong need a reordering of priorities, in which kingdom values take precedence over selfish interest and pleasure.” [1]

•       What lesson is here about a life of voluntary self-limitation as a basic duty of Christian love?

•       What are some permissible things which, given the call to be mindful of other believers, I need to personally limit or eliminate?

[1] Douglas J. Moo. “Romans,” The NIV Application Commentary. (Zondervan, 2000) 460.


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