Key Verse: Verse 2 - "Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread."
Key Words: Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders?
I love tradition, but I will be the first to confess some traditions are not Biblical at all. So was the problem with some of the Jewish leaders. It was a tradition that in a public assembly you wash your hands before eating.
Jesus rebuked these elders by saying, “Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?” There were those Jews who failed to honor their father and mother by giving them gifts. They would simply say “Corban” (Mark 7:11-12) which means “We have dedicated these gifts to God” which of course they had not done. In saying “Corban” they were excused from giving gifts because they had promised the gifts to God.
These people had a real problem. They were more concerned with the outward cleaning of the hands than they were with the inner man being clean.
We need to be more concerned with the inner man. You see, the outward actions of man tell us what he is. If you clean him up on the outside, he will still take drugs, drink alcohol, and live a riotous life.
So why do people transgress? Because they are clean on the outside but dirty on the inside.
Old spiritual traditions will never save a person… that only comes through Jesus Christ Who makes man clean outwardly and inwardly.
What to do:
✞ Accept Jesus Christ as personal Savior and let Him clean you up.
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