Luke 23:56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
Have you ever searched the scriptures to find out what the disciples did this day? This is basically what the scriptures reveal. They obeyed traditions even though Christ had repeatedly broken traditions within their ranks. That was while they walked with Him. When He was entombed that Holy Sabbath Day, they returned to traditions.
What would you have done? Is that even a fair question? Are you a disciple of Christ? If you are, then I would say no, it isn’t unfair, because you have His Word, His teaching and now His Spirit to lead you.
What are you doing today? Good Friday is over. Easter is tomorrow. What traditions do you have to rest upon? Is today a day of prayer? How about meditation? Is today a day of preparing spices and ointments as they did according to the scriptures?
If you are like me, you probably never gave much thought to any righteous activities for Holy Saturday. As a child I spent the day in activities dictated by the weather. Living so far north as I did, weather played a significant role as Easter varied in dates from March to May.
So traditions, even as it was for the disciples back then, was more of a family activity, than an individual choice.
1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Becoming a man of God means I get to choose to either honor traditions or break from them. In this I understand the significance of both. The only advice I would give to anyone is that in making that choice for yourself today, do so with thoughtful consideration.
Mark 2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: