So, there was debate over what one should eat...and by extension we can add drink.
The weak are defined as those who want to limit themselves...really from fear.
The “strong” are those who know they have liberty and freedom.
Not liberty/freedom to be a glutton. More later.
Not liberty/freedom to be a drunkard. More later.
Not liberty/freedom to cause a brother to stumble. More later.
Read the following...verses 1-3 have been examined.
What do we learn from verses 4?
1 Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions.
2 One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only.
3 The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him. 4 Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
We are to accept the decision of OneAnother.
The decision to not eat (weak).
The decision to eat.
We are not to regard OneAnother with contempt.
We are not to judge OneAnother related to this subject.
We are not to judge the servant (individual) of Another (God).
We will stand in judgment for our actions before God. More later.
Another example is given. We will examine it tomorrow.
We see that each person must be convinced in his own mind.
It is not a “right/wrong” issue.
It is an issue of what we feel the Lord is revealing/leading.
This will change the way we relate to OneAnother if we learn and live the Truth.