Skip to main content

Search LearnTheBible

Separation Because of Tradition (2 Thessalonians 3:6)

Introductory Thoughts

Scriptural traditions are worthy of the believer’s allegiance and should move him to break fellowship with those who refuse to adhere to those biblical traditions. The apostle Paul spoke of traditions that the believers in Thessalonica had received from him. These traditions were good and were to be maintained by the believers (2 Thessalonians 2:15). In fact, these traditions were so important that the people of God were to “withdraw” themselves from those (including “every brother”) who walked disorderly (in disobedience to the traditions). No doubt, these traditions were the very ones which Paul made known in his epistles.

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children):The Bible is very clear that we separate from those (saved or lost) who go against the scriptures which we have been taught. Some examples are Romans 16:17; 1 Corinthians 5:11; Ephesians 5:11; 1 Timothy 6:3-5; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 2 John 1:7, 9-10.
  • (For everyone): In a day when everyone suggests compromise in order to get along, what should the Bible-loving Christian do to stay true to the word of God?
  • For what should you be willing to separate? From whom should you be willing to separate? What is your scriptural authority for your thoughts?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Ask the Lord to help you be willing to separate when needed.
  • Ask God to put a hedge about your fellow believers.