Tradition—found eight times in the Gospels, four times in Paul’s epistles, and one time in Peter’s first epistle

Variations: tradition, traditions

Interesting fact: Traditions are deviations from the truth (slight or otherwise). In answering Peter’s question about the apostle John’s future, Jesus said, “If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?” (John 21:22). From those words, men spread the tradition “that that disciple [John] should not die” (John 21:23). Far too many of today’s most prominent religious traditions originate from a misrepresented Bible truth.

Bible study tip: Unless specifically stated, one should never assume an Old Testament saint understood a truth yet to be revealed (either later within the Old Testament or in the pages of the New Testament). However, the Bible student should always view the Old Testament through a New Testament lens. This is especially true in passages where the New Testament adds details or clarity concerning an Old Testament person, place, or event.

Sunday, Day 344—Church Day (no devotional)

Monday, Day 345—Making the Word of God of None Effect

Tuesday, Day 346—Zealous of the Traditions

Wednesday, Day 347—Church Night (no devotional)

Thursday, Day 348—Spoiled Through Traditions

Friday, Day 349—Vain Conversation Received by Tradition

Saturday, Day 350—Separation Because of Tradition


Day 344: Church Day

Mark 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.