While Jesus was on Earth, the Jewish church rejected Him and persecuted believers (John 9:22).
The Bible teaches us that sometimes God’s ways go against the religious traditions of the church. That’s why it’s important for us to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading for ourselves.
The church is God’s vessel used for His glory, but the one we should follow and treasure first and foremost is Jesus Christ.
Are you following God’s leading for yourself?
Mark 7:6-8 NIV
He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: “ ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’ You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”