7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
7 For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone.
7 For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself.
7 None of us are permitted to insist on our own way in these matters.
7 For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself.
7 For we don't live for ourselves or die for ourselves.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Romans 14:7
Commentary on Romans 14:7-13
(Read Romans 14:7-13)
Though some are weak, and others are strong, yet all must agree not to live to themselves. No one who has given up his name to Christ, is allowedly a self-seeker; that is against true Christianity. The business of our lives is not to please ourselves, but to please God. That is true Christianity, which makes Christ all in all. Though Christians are of different strength, capacities, and practices in lesser things, yet they are all the Lord's; all are looking and serving, and approving themselves to Christ. He is Lord of those that are living, to rule them; of those that are dead, to revive them, and raise them up. Christians should not judge or despise one another, because both the one and the other must shortly give an account. A believing regard to the judgment of the great day, would silence rash judgings. Let every man search his own heart and life; he that is strict in judging and humbling himself, will not be apt to judge and despise his brother. We must take heed of saying or doing things which may cause others to stumble or to fall. The one signifies a lesser, the other a greater degree of offence; that which may be an occasion of grief or of guilt to our brother.