http://bible.com/116/mrk.7.8-9.nlt For you ignore God’s law and substitute your own tradition.” Then he said, “You skillfully sidestep God’s law in order to hold on to your own tradition.
Jesus wasn’t against all tradition, but he was against those who made their traditions as important, if not more important, than God’s Word.
Good traditions shine a spotlight on God’s Word, move us to obedient service, and help our hearts sing.
They explain and reinforce the teachings of God.
God’s Word should always be the focus, and tradition a means of bringing that Word alive.
Celebrate your traditions with the prayer that Christ would be exalted.
Change your traditions if they become more important than God’s Word.
*** Thoughts from Life Application Study Bible Devotions, 28 June 2015 ***
Be careful of skillfully sidestepping God’s law in order to hold on to your own way of thinking, this very action can pit you against God Himself and the outcome could be devastatingly awful for you!