Traditions are to be kept in light of honoring God. Not all traditions, no matter how religious they seem, are pleasing to God. The question that should rule every act is “Is this pleasing to God?” When a tradition overrules God’s commands, it can never give the honor or the glory that is due to God. It is like a delicious-looking fruit with a rotten flesh inside. Attractive on the outside but useless in the inside. Such is a tradition meant for the sake of going through a religious practice but not really rooted from a desire to honor God.
“And the Lord said: Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men…” – Isaiah 29:13 (ESV)
True obedience to God is not a mere practice of…
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