January 22, Reading 3 – Matthew 15:1-28

Reading

Audio, Visual

SAA Notes

It is a real problem in our hearts, that we are often more upset over lack of hygiene here on earth, yet unconcerned with unclean thoughts, lives and hearts before God. Let us grieve when our loved ones walk away from Jesus the Son of God – and hang onto Jesus in prayer.

SJA Notes

How powerful a conviction Jesus lays on us here (one of many no doubt)!

Do we teach as doctrine the commandments of men?

We hear that the Pharisees warped the commandment from God into a law of man that brought them benefit and power, while removing God’s desire and order out of the picture.

Do we do this?

Some things within our churches, within our denominations or age groups or friend groups or whatever christian circles we travel in – Some things might seem spiritual but are in fact the commandments of man.

How can we tell the difference?

What does Paul tell Timothy in 2 Timothy 3?

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”

It’s God’s word that opens our eyes, that shines our light, that tells us what we need to know.

It’s God’s word that tells us and shows us what are God’s commands for us.

It’s God’s word that points us to Jesus, His word become flesh, the holy God made man.

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!


* Dear Father Above,

Please write Your word on our hearts, teach us Your statues, let Your testaments ring in our ears.

That You would be glorified, and not man.

That Your will would be done, and not the commands of man.

Amen.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.