Matthew 15:3 “Jesus replied, and why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?”
Just a few thoughts on this passage…
What are we doing as the Church (global) that we only do because of tradition that breaks God’s commands?
What are we not doing as the church (local) that breaks the command of God because we’re unwilling to break our own traditions?
What are we doing (personally) that we’ve always done that breaks the commands of God?
What’s more important…tradition or God? Reprase that: What’s more important, our preferences, or His desires?
The same chapter goes on to say (vs. 8) “these people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”
Are we doing the works without the heart?
Just something to think about…