"We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak..."
Text: Romans 15:1
THE STRONG AND THE WEAK
Paul moved away from the topic of “eating and drinking”. However, he continued to discuss the relationship between the strong and the weak.
“We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples
of the weak, and not to please ourselves.”
1. We then who are strong
a) Paul identifies himself among the strong.
b) The strong, in this context, had consciences that were not troubled by dietary concerns.
2. The weak
a) These were brethren who believed in the Lord Jesus.
b) They had “scruples” that caused them to be troubled if dietary laws were not observed.
3. The relationship between the strong and the weak
The strong could help the weak in a number of ways. Let us consider the following:-