Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 124/260: Read 2 Thessalonians 2

Traditions can be a good thing, or they can be a hindrance. In matters of opinion, if one refuses to change his practice simply because “that’s the way we’ve always done it,” that is stubbornness. If our practices are based merely on traditions, then we should be flexible and willing to try new things.

However, there are some traditions that should never change. “Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.” The traditions revealed in the Bible are inspired traditions, given to us by the apostles and other men who were led by the Spirit to write the things they wrote. Those are non-negotiable traditions.

Sadly, man has attempted to change God’s Word from the very beginning. Time and time again, the inspired writers cautioned against changing the things that have been revealed. Paul said, “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ” (Galatians 1:6-7).

May we never pervert that which was handed down by inspiration; let us rather “stand fast and hold the traditions” revealed in Scriptures.

Memory (Fill in the blanks)

1 Thessalonians 5:21. “Test _____________ things; hold _____________ what is good.”

Pray

Pray for strength of conviction in standing firm in what God has revealed.

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