Mark 7:13 “Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.”
So often we as humans nullify the Word of God & His commandments in order to fit Christ into OUR lifestyles. We put traditions or ceremonies above prayer or real worship. We focus more on being right and having more knowledge than being kind and loving. Sometimes we even choose to say that something is acceptable when it’s not because we want to justify ourselves and our sin. Not only is this wrong & twisting the truth of scripture, it is saying that our lifestyle, our choices, & our mindsets are higher than Jesus’. If we are true followers of Christ, we should strive to follow God’s will.
The theme verse for my church a few years ago was Psalm 37:4, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” When we delight in the Lord, our hearts’ desires will be what God desires. Instead of trying to put God into OUR lifestyles, in a way to be comfortable, try living your life devoted to Christ & let HIM choose OUR lifestyle, one that’s wholeheartedly serving Him. Micah 6:8 says, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Stop getting caught up in traditions, and legalistic religion. Instead, spend time with God and reading the Bible and begin falling in love with Jesus Christ. One of the last things I want to be accused of is nulifying and misusing God and His word.
“Pray that your faith may be no sham faith, but a giving up of your soul entirely to Christ. That your love to Christ may be no rhapsody, but a matter of real heart affection. Your walk may not be for others to see, but a walk before God.” -Charles Spurgeon