Should we follow the dietary laws of the Old Testament? Are we under obligation to worship only on Sunday? What should we do about having an activity on “Halloween” or celebrating “Christmas” with an inside tree with lights? Isn’t that tied to paganism? All these are genuine questions with which people grapple! Romans 14 helps us a ton with these issues.
Good, godly, committed, decent followers of Jesus differ widely in convictions about these issues. Romans 14 emphatically settles all these issues for us. The simple direction is clear – Stop judging one another. Leave all judgment to the Lord. You may have some very firm, serious convictions about certain things. Praise God. However, Romans 14 teaches us to avoid imposing or judging others for not having the same convictions. Certainly there are clear teachings from the Bible that we should follow to avoid compromise. However, too many issues are matters of personal conviction. Scriptures urge us to stop sharing our judgmental opinions with others.