“We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles; nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified” (Galatians 2:15-16).
We may have our habits and traditions, but that does not mean they are necessary for others. We may even hold to one set of traditions amongst some but not others. But take care lest we fall into the trap of making tradition a law or a law a tradition. Be led by the truth God has revealed in Christ that You may walk in the salvation He gives to those who believe. Be led by the Lord alone.
Lord, You know all that is needed and you have placed me where You have placed me. Grant me wisdom that I may be guided by You in and through all things. Help me to see where it is something You command me to do versus what others are saying that I ought to do. Let me not be caught up in the continuous wrangling that goes on, yet faithful to the call You have given to me.
Lord Jesus, we all need the salvation You have accomplished. Guide me, Lord, in the way of salvation that I may walk humbly in Your footsteps and not hinder nor be hindered by others. Lead me to be bold in faith, yet not demanding of others. In and through all things, guide me to be whom You are making me to be and lift me up through Your grace to walk the narrow path of faith. Amen.