... “You nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down” (Mark 7:13). Esther 8:3 Esth 8:3. This morning, as we open again the Word of God, we find ourselves in the fourteenth and fifteenth chapters of Matthew.
Set opposite to the traditions of men, Jesus held up the word of God spoken by Moses. NET.
Human Traditions And God's Commandments. . They “nullify the word of God” (Mark 7:13). The traditions of the elders.
What this boils down to is man’s interpretations and traditions vs. God’s divinely inspired, inerrant Word. Though there are traditions that we are to partake in, they should be dictated by the Word of God as Paul commanded in 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2. With the referral to the ceremonial washing directly after Jesus’ quotation from Isaiah, His case is rather weakened, instead of coming directly to the core matter. The Pharisees chose to hold fast to their traditions passed down through the generations over the commandments of the Lord in His Word, just like those today that choose to uphold the traditions of the church over God’s Word. However, we have brought traditions with us from the world: Southern traditions, Northern traditions, Western traditions, Eastern traditions, Texas traditions, European traditions, Asian traditions, and so forth. NET, AM. Any traditions that we accept that were started by man, but not by God told through His Word are wrong for us. Weymouth New Testament. Creative writing is not the same as actual scripture. When we are following the basic principles of this world. 12 you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or his mother; 13 thus invalidating the word of God by your tradition which you have handed down; and you do many things such as that.” 14 After He called the crowd to Him again, He began saying to them, “Listen to Me, all of you, and understand: What did Jesus say that the traditions of men do? The traditions from God which are in accord with, and recorded in, scripture. Tools. When you have a big mortgage payment for your “church” building and you’ve got all the programs, salaries, and all the stuff that are nowhere to be found in the Bible, it creates a certain pressure and a certain expectation. Let us take a look at the word translated into the English bible as "tradition." Tools.
Jesus affirmed that these Jews laid "aside the commandment of God" (v. 8) rejected "the commandment of God" (v. 9) and were "making the word of God of none effect" (v. 13) by not keeping what "Moses said" (v. 10).
The traditions of men - which nullify scriptures or are not supported by the holy writ.
13 so you nullify the [authority of the] word of God [acting as if it did not apply] because of your tradition which you have handed down [through the elders]. But if he should nullify them after he has heard them, then he will bear her iniquity." The scribes and the Pharisees had added so many of their own ideas to God’s Law that the common people were confused and felt helpless to obey it all. thus nullifying God's precept by your tradition which you have handed down. Chapter 7. Christ restores a man to hearing and speech.