by Randy Chambers, 2009-07-15
Mark 7:8, NIV: You have let go of the commands of God, and are
holding onto the traditions of men.
It has been said that the seven last words of a dying church are, Weve never
done it that way before. It is only too easy for us to get set, or sometimes
cemented, in our ways. We would not say, I am fully mature in Christ
I have no
need to grow anymore, would we? Just as we do not have all the answers for ourselves
for this life, we also have much to learn when it comes to Gods church, and what He
desires to see happen within it. Clinging to our traditions is often seen as quite
harmless, but if we put our ways of doing things above the commands of God, it is nothing
less than sin.