Sunday, January 4, 2009

Mark 7:8

“Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.” (NASB)


“Neglecting (aphiemi: leave, forsake, let alone, depart, abandon, leave destitute) the commandment (entole: precept, order, command, charge) of God, you hold to the tradition (paradosis: ordinance, instruction, teaching) of men.”


Forsaking and abandoning the commands of God, you hold on to the instructions and teachings of men.


Welcome to modern day, positional Christianity. The opinions of men, the preferences of congregations - much as become all about our wants and needs above the LORD’s. May it not be so! Today, as an equal part of the Body under the Headship of Christ, hold tightly to the commands of God alone. No teaching, no program, no service should ever take the place of living a life completely devoted to the LORD and His laws.

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