Mark 7:13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
God’s Word wasn’t doing its job in their lives. They had made it so that it was inconsequential. They had things that were more important. They taught their children that the Bible didn’t make a difference. They were bringing their own condemnation and failure on themselves.
I believe that is happening again today. We are so busy. We have so much television, Netflix, Hulu, video games, movies on demand, sports, dancing, camping, etc that we virtually do not have time for God or His Word. The Bible, church, thinking on eternal things has taken a back seat even in the lives of faithful church people. We come when we can. We all understand that other things can take precedence. Getting away with the family can be more beneficial than worshipping God together, etc has become our attitude.
We do not think of people dying and going to Hell. We do not think of our own families and their need of salvation. They have all they need. They have money, comfort, satisfaction, so God takes second place or worse.
Are we really happy making the Word of God of no effect in our lives? Isn’t it time to change something?