Have Your Traditions Replaced God’s Word?

Mark 7:13a (KJV) 13  Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition,

 Traditions, traditions, traditions! We all have them to some degree or other but…are they a good thing or not? Let’s look into this.

There are a lot of traditions that families have: going to college, following in the family business, celebrating holidays, etc.  Even though these in themselves aren’t actually bad, are they what the Lord has for us? Have you prayed about what to do with your life or are you being led by tradition?

Jesus always did what He saw and heard His Father God do and say. Should we expect anything less for ourselves, as born-again Christians?

John 5:19 (KJV) 19  Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
John 8:38a (KJV) 38  I speak that which I have seen with my Father: 

Now, here’s a touchy one: what about Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and even the Tooth Fairy? Yes, celebrating the birth of Jesus and His Resurrection are in line with God’s Word. That we know. But what about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, witches, goblins, and fairies? Do these line up with God’s word or are they distractions to what God has to say?

I realize that many of you probably won’t like what I’m saying but this is not my opinion. This is outright lying to your children and then wondering why they don’t trust you when they grow up.

My suggestion, if you’re still reading this post, is to tell them that this is all make believe and pretend but people just like to have fun with it. That way you can have your fun with Santa Claus but know that your kids are aware that it’s make-believe.

However, this is not so with Halloween. That tradition is demonic and should be avoided at all costs. Glorifying the devil in any way is an abomination to God and certainly should be to you too.

We need to have family traditions of going the church, praying as a family, living the Word of God in front of our children, and even celebrating the birth and Resurrection of Jesus our Lord. And while you’re at it, why not celebrate your kids’ birthdays with a wonderful party of fun and laughter? That’s a happy tradition!

You see, dear brothers and sisters, it’s not really all about what we want. It’s about pleasing our Heavenly Father and giving glory to Him in all we do. That’s when we can experience a life that’s worth living on planet earth!

Start some godly traditions and be so glad you did — Pamela

Author: Pamela Moyle

Pamela is a teacher, author, and life-long student of the Word of God, teaching foundational truths to help others walk by faith and not by sight!

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