Thursday, November 13, 2008

Romans 14

"Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him. Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. "

If you've ever wondered what exactly Shaul (Paul) is talking about in this passage, I just read this very interesting and thought-provoking post on The Emergent Observer. Check it out!


Tim Layne said...

Hey, I'm glad you found my post helpful. B"H.

Ahavah said...

I gave up eating meat as a one woman protest against the way humans treat animals with such disregard and crassness.

Beside, the poor creatures are pumped full of drugs and grief knows what, and we - at the top end of the food chain eat it all down without a murmur....

I gave up eating dairy simply because hiding vegetables under a mound of cheese etc is not totally healthy!