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He Who Speaks Evil of Father or Mother

January 20, 2016

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He  Who Speaks Evil  of Father  or Mother

Since the beginning,  people have been twisting  God’s words  to suit their own desires  and traditions.     The Pharisees  and scribes  were doing that  in Jesus’ day.     So,  Jesus said  to them  in Matthew 15:3-9,

Why do you  yourselves transgress  the commandment  of God  for the sake  of your tradition?     For God said,  “Honor your father  and mother”   ( Exodus 20:12 ),  and  “He who speaks evil  of father  or mother  is to be put  to death”  ( Exodus 21:17 ).     But you say,  “Whoever says  to his father  or mother,  ‘Whatever I have  that would help you  has been given  to God,’  he is not  to honor  his father  or his mother.”     And  by this  you invalidated  the word  of God  for the sake  of your tradition.     You hypocrites,  rightly  did Isaiah prophesy  of you:

‘This people  honors Me  with their lips,
But  their heart  is far away  from Me.
But  in vain  do they worship Me,
Teaching  as doctrines  the precepts  of men.’

The Pharisees and scribes  twisted God’s word  with their man-made traditions  for the benefit  of power  and authority over the people.     Just because  they were considered knowledgeable  in God’s word,  their arrogance  led them  to puffing up  themselves  and twisting God’s word.     They didn’t even consider  how God’s word  condemned them  for all eternity.

All their pretentious authority  condemned them  eternally.

God does not change.     That’s  how it is  with all those today  who twist God’s word  for the benefit  of authority  over others  —  and money.     Such hypocritical  attitudes  and man-made traditions  will condemn many  for all eternity.

Therefore,  it is absolutely necessary  for all  of us  to learn God’s word  straight  from the Bible.     We cannot afford  to allow anyone  to force man-made traditions  on us  over God’s eternal words  of salvation  through faith  in Jesus alone.

In the freedom  of God’s eternal word  and everlasting love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You,  for setting us free  from the traditions  of men.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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