romans 14 chiastic structure
Monday 6 May 2013
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Read Romans 14 at Bible Gateway.
Previously: romans 14:7-13, judging your brother
1a) Rom 14:1, Receive one who is weak in the faith;
1b) Rom 14:2, The strong believes he may eat meat + the weak believes he may eat vegetables;
1c) Rom 14:3-4, Do not despise or judge your brother whom God has received;
1d) Rom 14:5-6, Let each be fully convinced in his own mind;
1e) Rom 14:7-9, None of us lives or dies to himself, but Christ is the Lord of both the living and the dead;
central axis) Rom 14:10a, But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother?;
2e) Rom 14:10b-11, We shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ;
2d) Rom 14:12, Each of us shall give account of himself to God;
2c) Rom 14:13-23, Let us not judge one another anymore, but rather not cause our brother to stumble;
2b) Rom 15:1-6, The strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak;
2a) Rom 15:7, Receive one another, just as Christ also received us.
Let us stop causing our brothers to stumble just to prove that we are right., for then we are no longer walking in love. Do not let our good be spoken of as evil, as it is today. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and for the edifying of one another, in these areas of doubtful things.
Continued: romans 15, receive one another