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For Wednesday evening services, the Lord has led me to do a Bible study for practical Bible verses in Romans. Please come back to these Bible lessons in order to review them and learn them. Whenever we have learned the meaning of Bible verses and think about them throughout each day, we will be in perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3). Not only that, but when we are in a situation in our daily lives and are tempted to sin, we can think back to what we have learned from the Bible and say to ourselves, "The Bible says to not do what I am tempted to say, think, do, and/or desire right now, so I am going to refuse to give in to this temptation." This is what Romans 12:2 means, and it says, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." This is also the pattern that Jesus used when the devil tempted Him to sin in Matthew 4:1-11.
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1Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. (A mature Christian who knows what activities are sinful or not shouldn't scold a younger Christian for not doing an activity because they think it is sinful, when it really isn't.) 2For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. 3Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. 4Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
5One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 6He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. (One Christian may believe it's sinful to eat certain foods and believe a certain day of the week is more holy than others, and as a result, they give thanks to God for observing each one and do it to please Him. Another Christian may believe they're allowed to eat anything and that a different day is more holy than the other Christian's opinion, and as a result, they give thanks to God for observing each one and do it to please Him. They shouldn't scold each other's decisions (Romans 14:3). The same scenario could be used with the decision to watch or not watch TV and movies. One Christian may want to please the Lord by not watching either, and another Christian may want to enjoy clean humor, athleticism, beauty, or good versus evil plots that all honor the Lord.) 7For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. 8For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. (Every decision a Christian makes each day should be done to please the Lord or enjoy His creations.) 9For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. (Christ died and returned to life so He could be the Lord of peoples' lives (take over and be involved in (see previous notes) every moment and every area of their lives). For more information on this topic, see chapter 20 of the pdf file book featured at this website - www.areyousureyouaresaved.com)
10But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. (One Christian shouldn't judge and scold another Christian for their type of decisions explained in the previous verses.)
11For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
12So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. (Instead of judging one another for their decisions (see previous notes), this responsibility is left to God.)
13Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. (Judging, as previously explained, can cause a Christian to stumble, and the following verses explains another way one Christian can make another Christian stumble.) 14I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 15But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. 16Let not then your good be evil spoken of: 17For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. 18For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. 19Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. 20For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. 21It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. 22Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. 23And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
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