Hello daredevil(?)…I greet you in the precious and adorable name of Jesus Christ! I was reading in Romans 14, and found it to be a very interesting chapter. In verse 1, it appears to me that it was assumed that there would be differences of opinion in the church…”doubtful disputations”, meaning don’t pass judgment on issues that are matters of opinion. Not that they should be feared or avoided, but accepted and handles with love. Even in the “best” church not everyone will agree on every subject. Just because there are differences of opinions, there doesn’t have to be division. Also in verse 5, the Bible proclaims one man esteems one day above another: another esteems every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
As for the Law, our Father’s commandments, we all must obey them!However, until Jesus gave himself as a sacrifice for out sins, animals sacrifices were continually offered at the Temple. The sacrifice showed the Israelites the seriousness of sin: blood had to be shed before sins could be pardoned (Leviticus 17:11). But animal blood could not really remove sins (Hebrews 10:4), and the Holy Spirit, Who was present at the creation of the world(Genesis 1:2), and He is the power behind the rebirth of every Christian, gives us the power we need to live the Christian life. Yet, while it is possible, we still have the struggle between the flesh and the spirit. Our goal is to walk after the Spirit (of God), so that we don’t fulfill the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, nor the pride of life. Even in the toughest times, we have to endure hardness as good soldiers.
Now it is also written that His yoke is easy and burdens are light. And yes, the law would be bondage without the Spirit of God abiding in us, making it possible to walk upright, and be in right relationship, and in fellowship with Abba, Father…our Savior and our Lord. Romans 14:19 says, “Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another”. Be blessed, in Jesus’ name.