The traditions of the programs of AA/NA are there to make sure that our fellowship stays alive and concentrated on our primary purpose. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help others to achieve sobriety. What the traditions talk about and state is that our programs or as a whole that comes first. Followed by us as individuals. Without the traditions bad things would develop and crush our society. Making money and having high cash reserves would begin to infiltrate us and replace that primary purpose. If that were to happen, many of us would die or be locked up.
The traditions are surely a God given list of principles. With the egos floating around the rooms we should be thankful that we have them.