Once upon a time there were some very traditional churchy people watching Jesus.

They winced as they saw Jesus sinning!

Could that be right!?

Jesus is God! …but there He was doing it all wrong!

They saw that Jesus WAS NOT holding to their time-tested, cherished, conservative, traditions.

So they asked Jesus, “Why don’t you walk according to the traditions of the elders?” “Why do you do what is defiled!?!”

At this point, we were all thinking that Jesus would simply say, “My bad” and immediately capitulate and conform to the expectations of the traditional churchy people.

But instead He said, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites [WINCE] as it is written,

“‘This people honors me with their lips,
    but their heart is far from me [WINCE];
in vain do they worship me [WINCE],
    teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ [WINCE]

You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.” [WINCE]

And He said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! [WINCE]

“You no longer permit people to do anything that is actually aligned and in accord with God’s law, thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.” [WINCE]

“And many such things you do.” [WINCE]