Mark 7:13 “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.”
The Word of God is very definitive regarding boundaries.
It tells us of power.
Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
It will accomplish all that God desires.
Isaiah 55:11 “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
Yet, in reading this today, I find that by our choices, we negate the power of the Word of God by our tradition. Not just any tradition, but religious tradition. Adding to, or taking from, trying to fit our culture, or make God and His way more palatable, literally removes the very power God said His Word possesses.
Religion tries to bring God down to man.
The Word of God brings man to God. God cannot and will not change.
Malachi 3:6 “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”
Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
In the realization of my sinfulness and nature, why would I want to make God more like me? Shouldn’t we desire to be more like Him?
God desires to make us more in the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Romans 8:29 “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
Why, then, would we want to fashion anything with our hands that God could do more perfectly with His?