Yikes…it’s Halloween week. Boo…I don’t want to scare you. Spooky and scary are everywhere. Do you ever feel like this is not exactly the tradition you should be engaged in? I did. But, well…maybe just a little costume and candy will be okay. How harmful can it be after all?
Jesus reminds us in Mark 7:8-9, “You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.”
And He said to them, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions.”
When reading this scripture this week it reminded me of Halloween (I guess because it is this week).
I dislike the week of Halloween. It is spooky and evil and I detest spooky and evil. As a Christian however, I have done exactly what Jesus is talking about in the scriptures mentioned above. I have observed traditions, setting aside the commands of God.
When I had young children, we would (more…)