“So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God” (v12). Paul addresses two “gray areas” that were dividing the Jewish and Gentile believers in the Roman church: Sabbath days and food laws. Paul urged the believers not to judge each other but to accept one another and allow freedom of conscience. Both the Jews that observed the Sabbath and avoided unclean foods and the Gentiles who ate everything and regarded every day alike should make sure they were honoring the Lord (v5-6).
“For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself” (v7). Rather than worrying about someone else’s choices, we can focus on how our own lives please the Lord.