Foolish people of traditions
Luke 14:5 -
And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?
The greatest enemy to a child of God is traditions. When the word 'tradition' is used then immediately people switch off their thinking or reasoning and start following what others do.
It is really sad when we see Believers also continue to do what the people they come out from, just in the name of traditions. The one thing that angered Jesus the most was the traditions of man and the people who promoted them were always at the receiving end of His rebuke. It was these very people who conspired against Him and crucified Him.
These traditions are not that they are made out of thin air but do have some base but like in today's message we see what God said and what the people did was two different ends of the pole. Jesus was called the Lord of the Sabbath for He truly kept the Sabbath with it right understanding. On the other hand one of the greatest concerns of the Jews was the Sabbath yet they did the opposite of what the Lord asked of them. They have a book totally dedicated to the laws of Sabbath which is much fatter than the whole Torah.
To understand the hole of traditions, for example soon people are going to celebrate Resurrection of Jesus Christ but will land up celebrating something else just because they are compiled by traditions. The yoke of tradition is so great on them that they will spend great time arguing and justifying their doings but will not spend even a fraction of it confirming with scriptures and history if they are doing right.
Satan the father of lies has been till date having an upper hand on God's people mainly in the name of tradition. Jesus could have come out of the sepulchre without moving the tomb stone but yet He had it moved since it symbolized traditions. Unless we do not move the tombstone of traditions from our lives we will not experience the resurrected Lord. We may experience the love of Jesus Christ. We may experience even His grace in our lives but we will never experience the power of victory which He demonstrated by His resurrection. Like the Angel of God after moving it sat on the tombstone. Satan goes under our feet and traditions of man go where it was under when the Angel sat on it.
People are deceived by people misquoting scriptures and are made to follow the traditions of man which in reality go against the principles of the Lord which scriptures state. Only donkeys and asses do what they are told to do without thinking, but sons do with knowledge and understanding and above all with authority. Donkeys and asses will not go to Heaven Sons will. Be a spiritual son of God not a donkey or an ass.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You gave your Word through Moses but since the people lacked the Spirit of Truth they made your instructions into traditions. They did the very things which You spoke against, therefore never entered into your inheritance. Lord, we pray that the chains of traditions are broken from the necks of your people, that the tombstone of traditions in moved and the people experience your resurrection power...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Matthew 27:60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher, and departed.
Matthew 28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
2 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3 But he answered and said to them, Why do you also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
9 And he said to them, Full well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition.
10 For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother; and, Whoever curses father or mother, let him die the death:
11 But you say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatever you might be profited by me; he shall be free.
12 And you suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which you have delivered: and many such like things do you.
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