What Parable?

Teena L Myers

Peter.1A Sinful Man #7 What Parable?

A Study in Jesus relationship with the Apostle Peter

Matthew 15:1-20  /  Mark 7:1-23

Less than a month after Jesus told Peter one of the twelve is a devil Pharisees and scribes visited Jesus headquarters in Capernaum. I doubt they knew Jesus popularity and waned among the people when they left Jerusalem. Surely they learned about the “walk-out” after they arrived. They might have been trying to help when they pointed out his lapse in teaching the traditions held sacred by the nation. “Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders, for they wash not their hands when they eat bread?”

Jesus cut to the heart of the matter just as quickly as he did with the delegation that wanted to make him their king. He asked why human commands more important than God’s commands. They were hypocrites acting like they loved…

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