Often Christian families have celebrations together. Families may worship God together, or they may have traditions they follow at home. If their parents did something year after year, they probably keep those traditions in their own family. They might not even know why they are keeping those traditions.
We know that Jesus’ earthly family followed traditions. “Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival” (Luke 2:41). Jesus also followed the tradition of worshiping with other people. “Jesus traveled to Nazareth…On the Sabbath day he went to the synagogue as he always did” (Luke 4:16a).
These traditions are good and helpful. But our Bible Reading today reminds us that we should not replace God’s commands with man-made traditions. “So you are teaching that it is not important to do what God said. You think it is more important to follow those traditions you have” (verse 6b).
Be sure that you are following God’s commands today