In This series we will touch on Five(5) key subjects we need to purge ourselves from in other to build a on Christ as the Foundation of our Faith.
Our Subject today will be Tradition(s)
Mark 7:10 – 13
For instance, Moses gave you this law from God: ‘Honor your father and mother,’[a] and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.’[b] 11 But you say it is all right for people to say to their parents, ‘Sorry, I can’t help you. For I have vowed to give to God what I would have given to you.’[c] 12 In this way, you let them disregard their needy parents. 13 And so you cancel the word of God in order to hand down your own tradition. And this is only one example among many others.”
a. For Moses said: The Old Testament clearly lays out the responsibility of children to honor their parents. When children are young and in their parent’s household, they are also responsible to obey their parents. But even when they are no longer responsible to obey, they are still responsible to honor.
b. Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban: In this practice, a son could say that his possessions or savings were Corban – that is, specially devoted to God – and therefore unavailable to help his parents.
c. Through this, a son could completely disobey the command to honor your father or mother, and do it while being ultra-religious. Jesus called this making the word of God of no effect through your tradition.
We have witnessed an example of how their traditions dishonored God: the practice of not helping your parents with “devoted” goods.
we will look at Prejudice Tomorrow, Thanks for reading.