Sweet freedom! Free from guilt and shame, from judgment and condemnation, from sin and separation. Free from the bondage of the law! Free to live as sons rather than slaves. Free to make choices and to follow God’s leading.
I am teaching tomorrow on Holidays, Traditions, and In-Laws. Christmas trees and Santa Claus will need to be addressed. These are secondary issues and issues of conscience before God for each individual and family. It is not a spiritual indication of your maturity or your faithfulness. Be careful to allow others to walk in their conscience before God, not judging them if God has called them to a different lifestyle or tradition as long as it lines up with the word of God. This is true across the board for education choices, number of children someone should have, how one is to dress, etc… These are law, not grace. Walk in grace not bound by law and in a relationship with God and He will convict you and train you through His word. Don’t let others direct your conscience in these matters.