It's Day 45 and we're in Romans 14.
If you've got questions about your reading, I love answering those. Feel free to email me. Unless it's something personal, I'll usually anonymously share the question (and answer) in the following day's email so everyone can benefit from it.
Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 17 - It's not outward things that define our faith, but that inward change that results in abundant life: righteousness and peace and joy.
- Verses 2, 5 - These were controversial issues back in Paul's day: v. 2 has to do with eating meat that was sacrificed to idols and v. 5 has to do with whether to celebrate holidays. Those issues aren't really pressing to us today, but other ones are controversial. In the larger passage, Paul is saying that we each need to be fully convinced in our own minds and not condemn our brothers and sisters in Christ when we disagree on minor issues.
If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.
If you have a question or comment, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Comments and Questions:
- "I know there probably are many, but give me an example of what you mean by government wants us to do that is wrong....." - A few examples: if a government dictated that only the first child of a couple could be born and any pregnancies after that would be terminated by abortion, we as Christians would have an obligation to stand against that policy; if a government made it a law that one race was favored as superior to others, we would have an obligation to stand against that policy; if a government made it illegal to gather for church meetings, we would have an obligation to stand against that policy.