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Do Not Judge Your Brother
(Matthew 7:1-6; Luke 6:37-42)
1Him that is weak in the faith receive you, but not to doubtful disputations.
2For one believes that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eats herbs.
3Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him which eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him.
4Who are you that judge another man's servant? to his own master he stands or falls. Yes, he shall be held up: for God is able to make him stand.
5One man esteems one day above another: another esteems every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
6He that regards the day, regards it to the Lord; and he that regards not the day, to the Lord he does not regard it. He that eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that eats not, to the Lord he eats not, and gives God thanks.
7For none of us lives to himself, and no man dies to himself.
8For whether we live, we live to the Lord; and whether we die, we die to the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
9For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
10But why do you judge your brother? or why do you set at nothing your brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
11For it is written, As I live, said the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
12So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Do Not Cause Your Brother to Stumble
(Ezekiel 14:1-11; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13)
13Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
14I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteems any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
15But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. Destroy not him with your meat, for whom Christ died.
16Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
17For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
18For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
19Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.
20For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eats with offense.
21It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak.
22Have you faith? have it to yourself before God. Happy is he that comdemns not himself in that thing which he allows.
23And he that doubts is damned if he eat, because he eats not of faith: for whatever is not of faith is sin.