Romans 14: Who Are We?
Verse of the Day: (V8) “For 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.”
1. Able (V1-8)
V4 “Who 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.”
It is our natural tendency to judge others, and this was why our God through Apostle Paul, admonished the Corinthian Christians as well as Christians today, never to judge one another. It is even worse when Christians not only judge but condemn other Christians. Who are we, but sinners saved by God’s grace? Only God, our Judge, our Master, is able and fit to judge our sins and wrongdoings, because only He can forgive them when we confess and renounce them. Indeed, we are the Lord’s, and let us love and serve Him, for whether we live or die on this earth, we shall all be with Him forever in heaven one day!
V8 “For 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.”
2. Account (V9-13)
V10 “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.”
We give our account to God because only God is our Judge, and no one else. Though we are accountable to our parents at home, our teachers in school, our supervisors at our workplace, our leaders in our country and our pastors in church, yet, above all, we are accountable to God in our daily Christian living. One day, we shall all stand before the Judgment seat of Christ, and give an account of our lives to Christ, our Judge and Saviour.
V12 “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”
3. Acceptable (V14-23)
V18 “For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.”
God shall only accept our works and service, whether at home, school, work, church or community, when we do them by faith in Him. Anything that is not done by faith in God is sin, and is unacceptable to Him. Indeed, we shall have God’s righteousness, peace and joy, and be a great blessing to others, when we live by faith in Christ, and Christ alone!
V23 “And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that we are Yours now and forever!