Celebration one of God’s Gifts

Celebrating is good.  There are some that say celebration is from the Evil one it is a sign of gluttony. What a bunch of Hogwash. God told Moses to assign festivals  Exodus 23: 14-19, Leviticus 23.  Paul reminds us to celebrate Colossians 2:16  Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. (NIV)

The key is to acknowledge God as the provider.  

When the deceivers come and say celebration is sin, Show them God’s word.  Be bold and Courageous (Joshua 1:9) . Let them know how foolish they are.

Sin is when we get drunk with our celebration.  It does not say you can’t have a drink, but is does warn against getting drunk (Proverbs 20:1).   1 Timothy 5:23 Paul says drink a little win for  illness.

When we pull God into our festivals, we are giving Him praise for the provision.  What do I mean “pull God into the celebration”? Sadly, even for many Christians, conscience effort is required.  A focus on saying  “God thank you for…” is not automatic

In this next month of celebration remember it is Jesus’ birthday.  And to those that say well it is not the exact date so it is wrong.  The date does not matter. Historic records are lost. The pagan things place into our celebration of the Lord’s birth are only bad if those things cause you to forget the real focus of the celebration.  

Have your Christmas tree, you wreaths, gifts, eggnog, and what not Keep Pulling the Lord into those Parties. 

 

 

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