The Penn Speaks: If Christ Died for You, the Least You Could Do is Not be Ashamed to Bless Your Food in Public

Hello All Christian News Family!

The Lord had done too much for us for us to be ashamed or timid about how we honor our Lord and Savior. This brings us to our key text coming out of Colossians 2:14 — 16 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:

14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. 16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.

This passage of scripture is an excerpt from Apostle Paul’s letter to the people of Colosse. In this correspondence, he reminds his readers of how Christ not only died for their sins but also, while on the cross, obliterated laws that were against them. In modern words, Paul is saying, “Jesus didn’t just save your soul. He went a step further and even lifted some laws to make your life a bit easier. Not only did He show up, He showed out, so never feel funny about showing reverence to God publicly.” For example, we should not be afraid to tell our friends, co-workers, or even family why we can’t afford to stay up all night on Saturday night. There is no shame in getting the rest we need in order to get up early for church service the next day. The fact that we attend church should not be a top secret. You don’t have to brag about it, but it should at least be able to be common knowledge. Another example, we should not be bashful about saying our grace before eating our food when we are in public. If Christ can die on the cross for our sins, the least we can do is honor Him boldly.

Have a blessed day!

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