Traditions Have Their Place
In Matthew 15:3-7, 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?If our traditions distract us from following and serving Jesus, then it is time to set them aside. Click To Tweet
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.
What traditions have you placed too high of emphasis?
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.