Daily Bible Reading: Mark 7:1 – 13
Verse of the Day: Mark 7:9 – “And he said unto them, Full well do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your tradition.”
Jesus gives very condemning words to the Scribes and Pharisees in today’s passage. He condemns them for placing greater emphasis upon the traditions that they had evolved from their study of the Scriptures than for the Scriptures themselves.
Can we be guilty of this today? Do we try too hard to hold on to our religious traditions and styles (worship, music, prayer, etc.) and lose the depth and beauty of what the Bible says to us. We must be sure that everything that we hold tightly to is God’s Word and not how we think about them.
Stay in the Bible, learn it, memorize it, meditate upon it, apply it – and you will find that living God’s way is better than any traditions or programs you may encounter.
Prayer: Father today, open my heart and eyes to Your Word. May I see it clearly. Amen.