Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commands of men.
“Why do Your disciples
break the tradition of the elders? For they don’t wash their hands when they eat!”
I advanced in Judaism beyond many contemporaries among my people, because I was extremely zealous for the traditions of my ancestors.
Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition,
based on the elemental forces of the world, and not based on Christ.
1 Peter 1:18
For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life
inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold,
But the Pharisees and their scribes
were complaining to His disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”