Jesus was addressing the question of the Pharisees and scribes…”why do your disciples not observe ritual washing…?”
Jesus called them what they were - hypocrites.
He did so by reminding them of a Word from Isaiah - which Jesus applied to them.
He them told them that they neglected the command of God while holding to the traditions of men.
He was also saying to them,
“You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition.
Jesus “doubled-down” on them.
He called them “experts” at setting aside the commandment of God.
The “church” is full of such experts today.
Why were they setting aside the commandment of God?
So that they could keep their own tradition.
Again, the same happens today.
Much…most?…of what we do as the Body of Christ falls under the “tradition of men”.
We have become experts at “setting aside/justifying” the command of God to our purpose.
Let us keep the command/traditions of God
Let us set aside the traditions of man that so easily encumber and cause stumbling.
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