1) NAS Mark 14:38 "Keep watching and praying, that you may not come
temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
Application: The weak believer needs to learn how to battle their flesh
(the nature to
sin). See Romans 7:21-25 and 6:19. Compare the “weak women” in 2 Timothy
3:6. Compare “sympathize with our weaknesses” in Hebrews 4:15-16.
2) NAS Romans 4:19 And without becoming weak in faith. . . 4:20 yet,
to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief, but grew strong in faith,
Application: The weak believer needs to strengthen their faith by learning
believing the promises of God.
3) NAS Romans 14:1 Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not
purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. 2 One man has faith that he may eat
all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only. 3 Let not him who eats regard
with contempt him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him
who eats, for God has accepted him.
Application: Weak or strong, stop judging other believers. Later in
Romans 14:19 and 15:14 state that believers should pursue mutual edification. The
strong believer should increase the strength of the weak believer through teaching.
Note “help the weak” in 1 Thessalonians 5:14.
4) NAS 1 Corinthians 8:7 However not all men have this knowledge; but
accustomed to the idol until now, eat food as if it were sacrificed to an idol; and
their conscience being weak is defiled.
Application: The weak believer needs to learn the Biblical truths that
their spiritual weaknesses. See the previous context of 1 Corinthians 8:4-6.
5) NAS Galatians 4:9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather
known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless
elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?
Application: Weak believers need to learn to not mix religion with the
Christianity. Note the next verse: (4:10) “You observe days and months and seasons
6) NAS Hebrews 7:18 For, on the one hand, there is a setting aside of
commandment because of its weakness and uselessness
Application: Some believers are weak because of dispensational misunderstanding.