Friday January 30, 2015
Leaven of the Sadducees
How is it you don’t understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
The leaven of the Sadducees is the denial of the supernatural power of God. They
reject the “traditions of the elders.”
They only accept the first five books of the Old Testament and do not believe in
tongues, heaven, hell, eternity, the resurrection or spirits, (including the
Holy Spirit) angels or demons. Furthermore, the Sadducees are influenced by
rationalism—if they cannot comprehend or understand it, they conclude that it
cannot be. The Sadducees are not very knowledgeable about the Word of God—not
even the portion that they believe in (Matthew 22:31-32).
If we believe the Bible is the Word of God, we must not accept only part of it
and reject the rest. We must avoid the exhaltation of human reasoning and
rationalization over divine revelation.
Refuse to embrace the traditions of men as Biblical doctrines. John 17:17 says,
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.”
Allow the Lord to sanctify you—for His Word is truth.
- John 17:17
- Luke 12:1-4
- Mark 4:22
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