How Important Are My Traditions?

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Mark 7:1-13 today.
Jesus said to the Pharisees, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition” (Mark 7:9).
Am I guilty of this? Have I taken a practice that I do all the time, or that my congregation does all the time, and made it equal to a law of God? What exactly does God’s word say on a matter and exactly what do I think of various practices in which I engage? Please think about these matters that we might not sin against God by stubbornly refusing to change or reject one of our traditions.

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