Let the strong say I am weak! Many times we get tied up in legalism, basically thinking we are better than others, Well, I will tell you no matter what your status is in life we ALL will stand before our almighty God! Some have more than others, many have less. Many dress to the “nines” many are lucky to have anything to wear. Many struggle for their next meal and others have an abundance. However, be VERY careful! We will be judged by how we treat others,(remember the “wood hay and stubble”? What about that money you gave the man on the corner, what if he bought drugs or alcohol? What if they go and buy food that sustains their very life for another day? See, it’s a very fine line that separates us as human beings! (or is there)? No there is no line, you choose to draw the line, because let me tell you if God draws a line, with us “Christians” we are in trouble. Don’t tell me you have not judged, or laughed, rolled your eyes, or even moved away. Thank The Lord He does not separate us through Salvation in Jesus Christ. However, how much wood hay and stubble is gonna burn, and how much sacrifice will be offered up? Folks I don’t know about you but we have a long way to go and a short time to get there
Weak and the Strong
14 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. 2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 3 The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. 4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.
5 One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. 6 Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7 For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. 8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. 9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.
10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister[a]? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 11 It is written:
“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will acknowledge God.’”[b]
12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.
13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. 14 I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. e.