Let not him who eats certain food look down upon him who abstains from it, nor him who abstains from it find fault with him who eats it; for God has received both of them.
Who are you that you should find fault with the servant of another? Whether he stands or falls is a matter which concerns his own master. But stand he will; for the Master can give him power to stand.
One man esteems one day more highly than another; another esteems all days alike. Let every one be thoroughly convinced in his own mind.
He who regards the day as sacred, so regards it for the Master's sake; and he who eats certain food eats it for the Master's sake, for he gives thanks to God; and he who refrains from eating it refrains for the Master's sake, and he also gives thanks to God.
For not one of us lives to himself, and not one dies to himself.
If we live, we live to the Lord: if we die, we die to the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
For this was the purpose of Christ's dying and coming to life--namely that He might be Lord both of the dead and the living.
But you, why do you find fault with your brother? Or you, why do you look down upon your brother? We shall all stand before God to be judged;
for it is written, "`As I live,' says the Lord, `to Me every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall make confession to God.'"
So we see that every one of us will give account of himself to God.
Therefore let us no longer judge one another; but, instead of that, you should come to this judgement--that we must not put a stumbling-block in our brother's path, nor anything to trip him up.