Romans- Week 13- Day 3- Romans 14:9-10

For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.  (10)  But 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. 

Romans 14:9-10

Explanation:

Christ death, burial and resurrection are proof that we can be saved from the power of death by the resurrection life of Jesus Christ!  Those who are in Christ are subject to him both in death and life.  Therefore we should not be the judge of our brothers and sisters in Christ when dealing with matters that are “doubtful disputations”.  We are not the judge of them.  Christ is the judge.  We shall all stand before the judgement seat of Christ.  We will give an accounting of what we did in these bodies.

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

2 Corinthians 5:10 

Application:

We should spend the majority of our time holding ourselves to account of what is clear in scripture and what violates our own conscience.  We should also take responsibility for helping our brothers and sisters in Christ be provoked to love and to good works that are clearly taught in scripture.  It is a waste of time and harmful to the ministry of God to argue and feud over matters that aren’t clear in scripture.  They create disunity and harm to the cause of Christ.  In these matters we must be fully persuaded in our minds.  We must also realize that we will give an accounting of ourselves to God, and so will our brother and sister in Christ.

Response:

– We should take continual inventory of our own relationship with God.  How is your relationship with Him today?

– We should make things write with our brother and sister in Christ where unity is possible.

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