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Hold the Tradition (2 Thessalonians 2:15)

Introductory Thoughts

The previous generation has handed down to the present generation some wonderful traditions. Those most precious are directly found in scripture while others are closely associated with scriptural principles. Paul admonished believers at Thessalonica to “hold” these types of traditions. Likewise, believers today should diligently continue in godly traditions. Those that are directly taken from scripture are a given, but there are others that are also important. No Bible verse specifically states believers should attend a midweek worship service, but it is certainly a scriptural tradition (Hebrews 10:25). In like manner, no Bible verse indicates that the early church held Sunday School, yet it is a very scriptural tradition (2 Timothy 2:15).

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. Even though the Bible does not say how often we take the Lords Supper, it was a tradition Paul received from God and delivered to the Corinthians which they were supposed to follow. We should maintain such traditions.
  • (For everyone): What are some traditions you hold dear that can be found in scripture? What are some scriptural traditions you hold that might not be specifically commanded in scripture?
  • What determines whether or not a tradition crosses the line into the realm of unscriptural? How can one protect himself from believing such traditions?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Thank the Lord for scriptural traditions.
  • Ask God for strength to hold the right traditions.