Thrive Buster: Hypocrisy (Mark 7:1-8)Nathan Herrlin, 2015-07-26
Part of the Thrive series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Stacking - Adding to God's Low
Loop Hole - Replacing God's Law with man's tradition.
1And there are gathered together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, 2and had seen that some of his disciples ate their bread with defiled, that is, unwashen, hands. 3(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands diligently, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders; 4and [when they come] from the market-place, except they bathe themselves, they eat not; and many other things there are, which they have received to hold, washings of cups, and pots, and brasen vessels.) 5And the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with defiled hands? 6And he said unto them, Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoreth me with their lips, But their heart is far from me. 7But in vain do they worship me, Teaching [as their] doctrines the precepts of men. 8Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men. (ASV)