Colossians 2:16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, 17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.

Romans 7:6 says, we’ve been freed from the Old Covenant Law. Although it’s perfectly clear we’ve been released from the Law, there are some who continue to live by the Law. They truly believe having a beard, wearing no make-up, not eating certain foods, or not having tattoos honors God. Not only that but, they try to make others feel bad for not upholding the Law.

As we can see from the verse above, those religious practices were a shadow of Christ to come. Those ways were perfectly fine under the Law in the Old Covenant. Now that Christ has come and fulfilled the Law according to Romans 8:3-4, we no longer have to continue in Old Covenant ways to honor God.

We honor God by believing Jesus has fulfilled the Law and has made us righteous. We Honor Him by allowing His Spirit to lead us on what to wear and what to eat. We honor God by walking in the freedom and living the abundant life Jesus provided.

Don’t allow condemnation to fill your hearts because you’re not adhering to Old Covenant practices. Grace has freed us from the Law so that we can truly enjoy life.