[The Glory Unveiled]
You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.” ( Mark 7:8 )
We are defined by what we cling to. The apostle Paul in addressing the Galatian church in the third chapter of the book, asked them in verse 3, why they would continue in the flesh what they started in the Spirit? In other words, why will they cling to the flesh after they had held on to the things of the Spirit from the beginning? We resemble the things we hold on to. So that, a spiritual person becomes carnal when they cling to carnal things. The same was true of the people being addressed in our anchor verse of scripture. The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders. And so they wanted Jesus’ disciples to follow the same tradition. These disciples had cleaved to Jesus and His culture. They were beginning to look like Jesus when the Pharisees wanted them to let go of the Jesus culture, to hold on to human traditions. Our lives are influenced by what we hold on to. Our world literally reflects the things we cling to. So the question is not about the result we see but what caused that result? We must not let go of the Jesus culture if we want to see and experience the Jesus life.
Prayer_Bead: My Father and My Lord, thank you for the influence of the Holy Spirit in my life. Thank you for colonizing me with the culture of Jesus to the praise of your name.
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