Good morning! Friday! I can't wait until that has its traditional meaning again! For those who are still working outside of home, congrats! You made it through another week! TRADITION: an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior; the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instructions; folklore, legend, myth. In my lifetime I have heard some speak of Christianity and even the person of Christ in context of traditions or folklore and myths. Today I have more of a questioning and information-seeking ear as to the origin of certain beliefs and traditions. There are those in the church who believe that Saturday is the true Sabbath, or the Lord's Day for worship and those that set Sunday aside for corporate assembly while “every day” belongs to the Lord for worship. Jesus is as historical and factual of a person as you and I, and as to the orthodoxy of Christianity, it is far from mere myth or folklore. The truth and historocity of the Bible, having been tested and proven reliable by science and other than biblical sources, is the place we should continually visit for direction and guidance in our lives. We are given instruction throughout the Bible. 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 "Do not quench [subdue, or be unresponsive to the working and guidance of] the Holy Spirit. Do not scorn or reject gifts of prophecy or prophecies [spoken revelations- words of instruction or exhortation or warning]. But test all things carefully [so you can recognize what is good]. Hold firmly from every form of evil [withdraw and keep away from it]." There is no joy in playing a game without knowing the rules, nor going through life haphazardly. God has “generously” given us direction, hope, and purpose. Armor Up and "follow the instructions!" God bless!
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