THE WORD FOR TODAY
2 Thessalonians 1-3 (Click to Read Today’s Word at Biblegateway.com)
Truth for Today
1 Thessalonians 2:15 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.
The BIG debate in many churches’s today is “Traditional Worship” or “Contemporary Worship”! I saw an ad in our Baptist Record requesting resumes for a minister of music position, “We are a Contemporary Church in our music and our worship.”
It seems that we are living in a growing “anti-traditional” society. Now don’t get me wrong I love contemporary worship music…I love traditional worship music… BUT I love WORSHIPING THE AUDIENCE OF ONE more.
But it is interesting to me how we rebel against the “traditional” way of doing business today. But Paul challenges us, “Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.” In short there are “traditions” that we can NEVER let go…traditions taught in the Bible…
That Jesus lived, died, was buried and rose again and is even now seated at the right hand of God. Don’t let that tradition go.
That “ALL” scripture is God-breathed…that God is the author of HIS Word from Genesis to Revelation and that HIS Word is true without any mixture of error.
That “ALL” have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God…I totally reject the “character flaw” theory about mankind’s problems…we are sinners in need of Jesus.
There are traditions I WILL NOT ever back down from because they are taught in God’s Word and we must hold to HIS Word. We know that a neglect of His Word creates a playground for the devil’s wiles.
LORD, strengthen us so that we hold fast and stand strong on Biblical traditions and doctrines. Grant us discernment so that we can distinguish between the false and the real. Help us to never waiver in our commitment and our devotion to YOU…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!