The 3 Most Misunderstood Verses in Scripture
The three most mistranslated scriptures in the Bible have to be Romans 14:5-6, Galatians 4:8-10, and Colossians 2:16-17. In order to gleam the truth of the following three statements, we need is to understand the context of the passages!
The context of this passage is that Paul is concerned about brethren who are "weak in the faith." having "doubtful debates or arguments". What were those doubtful things? The oral man made laws had set up all kinds of eating traditions, such as washing hands before eating, or eating meat bought from the market because it may have been sacrificed to a pagan god. When speaking of days, it refers to the fact that both the Pharisees and Saduccees had come up with different rules concerning some festival observances, such as when to bring the omar of grain to the priests following Passover.
If you read the first verse it makes clear that the topic here is pagan worship. These were gentiles that had converted and were having a hard time letting go of their pagan observances at certain times of the year.
Foods, festivals, new moons, and the sabbaths are the substance of Christ. Christians should not worry about what others are saying in judging by misguided standards on what you eat, or drink, or how you observe the festivals, or the Sabbath, but keep them as you have learned them, as Christ also kept them.