29 September: Who’s Judging?

Using the example of vegetarian vs. meat lovers, today’s chapter is all about being faithful to the revelation that we’ve been given…

READ ROMANS 14  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


In a world where the goal-posts keep changing, basic life concepts can be hardest to navigate. So, a huge question out there today is: How can I live by the revelation that my Maker has given to me, and yet rightly advise those I care about – because that revelation is from our mutual Creator?

How can I not judge others on the one hand and yet, on the other hand, not stand condemned before the Creator God by approving of their behaviour: “Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves.” [v22] If I speak out, my voice is seen as judging. But if I keep quiet for the sake of tolerance, acceptance and inclusion, my actions (by default) say that I approve.

Whatever happens, I don’t want to be the one who’s judging. I want to trust that Father God will do His great work in His own time with all those He cares about. [v4] I also need to live in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit [v17], improving and strengthening myself and, where possible, influence those around me. [v19] Read more? … CLICK to follow “29 September – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Finding it hard to speak with your Maker? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name! Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…”

Just as it was in ancient times, I want to stand before Your Presence today, Father God, to extol, thank, and praise the Lord, the God of Israel. [1 Chronicles 16:4]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: God’s Love for Palestine[b] and the Panama[c]
  • Your Nation: The work of Help Lines in your country
  • Yourself: Your health and work
  • Your concerns for today
Thank-You Lord, that for everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” [Matthew 7:8]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”

I confess my iniquity before You, Lord God, because I’m troubled by my sin. [Psalm 38:18]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”

As I go about my daily choices, Father God, help me to remember that the wise fear You and shun evil, but a fool is hot-headed and yet feels secure. [Proverbs 14:16]

“ For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen”

When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[d] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = A Good Caretaker

Jesus said: “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or else you’ll be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” [Luke 16:13]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/country/pale/owtext.html

[c] http://www.operationworld.org/country/pana/owtext.html

[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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