From Pastor Perry

02/26/2016 Matt. 15:7-9

Matthew 15:7–9 (ESV)

 

Traditions And Commandments (Part 2)

 

You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:

    “ ‘This people honors me with their lips,

but their heart is far from me;

    in vain do they worship me,

teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ ”

 

Today’s reading is completing yesterday’s reading regarding laws and traditions.  The Pharisees had added many man-made laws and put them equivalent to God’s Laws.  The Pharisees thought they were being righteous and serving God, but they were missing the heart of the law.  Today’s reading, Jesus calls them hypocrites!  He quotes the problem with their heart and dependence of man’s word over God’s Word.  Isaiah had said: “This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; 9in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”

 

I pray: O Lord, help me to seek your Word and to not let man’s word get in the way.  Keep me from self-righteousness; and cling to your righteousness.  Amen.

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