A Heart for God
In Mark 7 we find Jesus addressing a group whom were questioning why Jesus’ disciples did not follow the “traditions” that had been set in place.
Jesus’ response: You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.
There is a standard. That standard can only be in place if there is an authority for that standard. God is the authority behind the standard. The religious leaders had allowed the “traditions of men” to be the standard and the authority.
Does this sound familiar? Have “traditions” began to rule and regulate our lives?
Jesus said that people honor Him with their lips, but their hearts are from from me. Our hearts must draw near to Jesus based off His word guiding our hearts to Him. Traditions have a place, but they must never replace our Heart for God.