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;1 and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.
For none of us lives to himself alone2 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.39
For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life4 so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.510
You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on6 your brother? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat.711
It is written: " 'As surely as I live,'8 says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.' "a912
So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.1013
Therefore let us stop passing judgment11 on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way.1214
As one who is in the Lord Jesus, I am fully convinced that no foodb is unclean in itself.13 But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean.1415
If your brother is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love.15 Do not by your eating destroy your brother for whom Christ died.1616
Do not allow what you consider good to be spoken of as evil.17