ASSIST him who is weak in the faith.
And do not waver in your reasoning.
For one believes that he may eat all things;
another who is weak eats vegetables.
Let not him who eats despise him who eats not;
and let not him who eats not judge him who eats;
for God has received him also.
Who are you to judge another man’s servant?
For if he is a success, he is a success to his master;
and if he is a failure, he is a failure to his master.
As for his success, he will succeed for it is in the power of his master to make him succeed.
One person values one day above another;
another values all days alike.
Let every man be sure in his own mind.
He who is mindful concerning a day’s duty is considerate of his master;
and every one who is not mindful concerning a day’s duty is inconsiderate of his master.
And he who is wasteful is detrimental to his master even though he confesses it to God;
and he who is not wasteful is not wasteful to his master, yet he likewise tells it to God.
For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself.
For whether we live, we live to our Lord;
and whether we die, we die to our Lord;
whether we live therefore, or die, we belong to our Lord.
For to this end even Christ both died and came back to life, and rose to be Lord both of the dead and living.
Why, then, do you judge your brother?
or why do you despise your brother?
For we must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
For it is written, As I live, said the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess me.
So then every one of us shall answer for himself to God.
Let us not therefore judge one another any more;
but rather be mindful of this, that you should never place a stumbling-block in the way of your brother.
For I know and have confidence in the Lord Jesus, that nothing unclean comes from him;
but to him who believes a thing to be unclean, to him only is it unclean.
But now if you have caused your brother to grieve on account of meat, then you are not living in harmony.
Do not make food a cause to destroy a man for whose sake Christ died.
Let not our blessings be a reproach to any one;
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and is approved by men.
Now let us strive after peace and help one another.
And let us not, because of food, destroy the work of God.
All things indeed are pure;
but it is wrong for the man who eats with offence.
It is better that we neither eat meat nor drink wine nor do any other thing whereby we cause our brother to stumble.
You who have a certain belief, keep it to yourself, in the presence of God.
Blessed is he who does not condemn himself by doing those things which he has selected.
For he who is doubtful and eats, violates his beliefs;
for whatever is not of faith is sin.