KEY SCRIPTURE: Mark 7:13 KJV Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
Traditions are acceptable practices of people that are passed from one generation to the other. Humans easily get hooked up to their traditions such that it can easily prevent them from enjoying or experiencing the power of God. The Lord stated clearly to the Jews that, they are woefully deprived of the word of God through their traditions. Most Christians are unconsciously entangled in certain traditions that sadly deprive them of the blessings of God.
I would go through a few of them. It is a common thing to hear Christians who are anticipating the goodness of God to bring certain answers, say things like, I believe God will answer me someday or I believe God will surely heal me. Such brethren claim they have great faith in their hearts. Unfortunately, they are often disappointed and they wonder why? These people have accepted teaching which is not the truth. It is a human tradition, not a biblical truth. The Lord taught that; such people are deprived of the power of God.
Now what the truth teaches about this error is that faith in God is now. Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. It is a present-hour assurance that what, I hope to have in the future is present with me. How is it with me? It is with me by believing that, I have the answers now. It may not be physically with me, yet biblical faith takes a hold of the answer and even rejoices that I have it. Anyone who functions this way has escaped the unfortunate deception of the common tradition, that says, I know God will do it someday.
The foundation of most of these traditions is wrong biblical interpretations, that make people think they are functioning in the truth, yet are woefully defeated. Traditions become entrenched because, they are often taught or practiced by those, people who command a pedigree of respect and influence. Their actions and teachings are accepted without a second look at the bible critically.
Dear heavenly Father thank you for your love and the truth of your word. I pray for all children of God to be diligent to study your word, and also be careful in accepting all kinds of teachings, and practices, without cross-checking with what your word really teaches.
Mar 7:9 KJV” And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.”
Mar 7:13 KJV “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.”