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Wednesday's Word: Wednesday's Word - Abandoning Traditions

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Wednesday's Word - Abandoning Traditions

Hello All,
As we are in full swing of the holidays, we've pulled down the various boxes and unpacked our familiar traditions that clothe this season in a kind of pine-scented nostalgia: Warm remembrances of special holidays gone by. What could be wrong with that?
It's easy to see the stark contrast of our 'GOOD' traditions when compared to the abandoning of such traditions by the world. They refuse to say 'Merry Christmas', Christmas trees are now 'holiday' trees, although you won't see them at all in some places. Do we ever compare our traditions to the Word of God?
Here's the Word:
1 Peter 1: 18 – 19
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Colossians 2:8
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

As we witness the progressive callousing of our nation, we see year after year, they continue to 'up the ante'. I say we accept the challenge. Abandon our empty 'vain' traditions for traditions aligned with truth. We don't have to stop saying "Merry Christmas", but I think I'll add an alternative.

Have a Joyous Jesus' Birthday.


Anonymous BCreed said...

I think that we ourselves are sometimes even more subtle enemies than are those atheists out there. Those of us, I mean, that fall into the temptations to spend too much, eat too much, schedule too many activities. We tend to fall into the trap of excess. Too much of everything except worship and adoration of the one whose birthday we celebrate--Jesus Christ

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