Holy Days

One of the greatest things we can do as Christians is ease the burden of our fellow believers, so let me lift a weight off of the shoulders of some who have struggled under it for maybe quite some time.

One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand. One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.

Romans 14:2-6

You are not responsible for the private forms of worship of other believers, especially holidays. I have been attacked by Christians, whom I believe to be sincere in their concerns, from both directions; some who want to defend traditional holidays from the cultural saturation that makes them “mean less”, and from those who believe that the above passage only applied to Jewish holidays that had been in Scripture, so that no Gentile may observe a holy day at all.

The central verse of the above excerpt makes one thing clear: it’s not our job to correct the ways that other Christians choose to serve God in their own hearts and lives. When we spend time thinking about the actions of others we take away time that could be spent meditating on our own walk with God.

Ethan Kirl

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  1. Amen!

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