Romans 14:19 (NKJV) Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.

This is a twofold exhortation. To “pursue the things which make for peace” is to enthusiastically pursue this course of action. First of all, Christians are to make a definite effort to avoid offending each other. Secondly, Christians are to press toward the mark of spiritual values: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in the Holy Spirit. These are the things by which Christians may edify another. Instead of squabbling over insignificant stuffs, Christians are to make every effort to maintain peace and harmony. My friend, instead of insisting on our rights within the parameters of God’s Word, we ought to consider the spiritual wellbeing of our brothers and sisters in Christ. And strive to build them up in their faith towards spiritual maturity. For what good is your knowledge and understanding of God’s Word if by “your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?” (1 Corinthians 8:11 NKJV). For you see, my friend, we as Christians operate on a different principle. It is not a question of an activity is right or wrong. It is a question of its effect on our weak brothers’ and sisters’ wellbeing. For our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ loved them so much that He died for them, and therefore we should not hinder their spiritual progress by doing anything that would stumble them.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.