Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ (Col. 2:16-17).
Tempted to Envy
We might envy the old covenant saints because we do not usually see great seas parted, manna falling from heaven, and other “spectacular” displays of God’s power. But we are in a far better position than the old covenant saints, for we see Christ more clearly than they ever did.
Should Be Grateful
Let us be grateful for the era in which we live and never try to go back to life under the legal bondage that characterized those who lived before the coming of Jesus.
Question for Reflection
- Do you realize many practices and acts in the Old Testament point to Jesus?
Table Talk Magazine, Shadow Versus Substance, February 14, 2011 (headings mine)