Happy families (Mark 7:6-13)

Claire Venon, 23rd August 2020
Part of the Themes in Proverbs series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Proverbs: 1:8-9; 5:18-20; 10:1; 12:4; 12:1,24; 15:1,20; 17:6,17; 18:19,22; 19:14; 22:6; 23:13_14; 29:15; 20:17


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Mark 7:6–13 (Listen)

And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,

  “‘This people honors me with their lips,
    but their heart is far from me;
  in vain do they worship me,
    teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.”

And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 11 But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, “Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban”’ (that is, given to God)—12 then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, 13 thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”