In Mark 7:6,7 Jesus quoted a passage from Isaiah that says, "This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me, and in vain they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men".
Could we, at this present time, be worshiping God in vain? According to Jesus' own words, if we are not worshiping God from our heart, we are wasting our time and His.
In Mark 12:30 Jesus tells us what the 1st commandment of God is, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your HEART, with all your SOUL, with all your MIND and with all your STRENGHT". And in verse 31 He tells us the second commandment is, "you shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment Greater than these".
we could only live by these commandments and less by the traditions and
doctrines of the churches we attend, what an impact the body of Christ
would have on this world!
Let us never put traditions of men or church doctrines before the true commandment of God, LOVE.