Mark 7

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He said to them, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.

– Mark 7:9

Rejecting God’s commandment in favor of ritualistic tradition had become so routine to the people of Jesus’ day that they did it “all to well.” I wonder in what ways we set aside the commandments of God in favor of our tradition?

Are our traditional tastes in musical style or church method and practice hindering us from fulfilling the great commandment to reach the lost with the gospel? Are our cultural customs and comforts elevated over adherence to God’s command in Scripture. Frighteningly, it can be very easy to side with tradition over commandment. “Lord help us!”

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Books on the Gospels

Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah” by Alfred Edersheim