I was recently talking with someone who made the following statement, “Traditions are okay if those traditions bring glory to God.”
On the surface, that sounds like a valid statement. But, something occurred to me.
I asked him, “Do all of your traditions bring glory to God?”
He responded, “Yes, of course! Otherwise we wouldn’t have those traditions.”
I replied, “Doesn’t everyone think their traditions bring glory to God?”
So, how do we decided which traditions bring glory to God and which traditions do not bring glory to God?
Or, removing the idea of traditions, how do we decide what actions and attitudes bring glory to God? Who gets to decide? Is it enough that we desire to bring glory to God?