Bible Insights

Traditions Have Their Place

In the book of Matthew, Jesus criticizes the Pharisees for placing their traditions ahead of God’s commands. From our perspective, in a different time and culture, it is easy for us to see their error.

However, we likely do the same type of thing and are blind to it.

What might some of those traditions be?

Certainly a lot of what happens at many church services today are based more on tradition than command.

While many of those traditions have a solid basis or are good for us to follow, it is all too easy for our man-made traditions to take on more importance or priority than is wise or warranted.

If our traditions distract us from following and serving Jesus, then it is time to set them aside.

Consider which traditions you’ve placed too high of emphasis on.

[Read through the Bible with us this year. Today’s reading is Matthew 14-16 and today’s post is on Matthew 15:3-7.]

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.

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