Why Celebrating Christmas Can be a Good Thing

Before doing this short study, please read the 1-minute Bible Love Note Why Celebrate? as an introduction.

Even though Christmas has been commercialized by our culture, we shouldn't underestimate the value of holidays, i.e. holy-days. 

God instituted a number of Old Testament festivals as foreshadowing of Christ. Read 7 Feasts that Point to Christ

The Lord wanted His people to enjoy and celebrate their faith in Old Testament times, and He wants us to do the same. 

Why celebrate? What reasons are provided in the passages below?

Deuteronomy 11:18-21: Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.

Psalm 105:1-5: Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced...

Consider ways that you might make your holidays more Christ-centered.

copyright 2015, Gail Burton Purath, BiteSizeBibleStudy, edited and updated 2020
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  1. I love this. Our ministry (Free At Last Ministries), puts out a Journal called Breakthrough. For Christmas this year I feel we're to focus on celebrating Christ, so seeing your post today was awesome.

    I was wondering if I might use it for our Christmas Issue this year?

    Thanks so much for considering my request,
    Stephanie Smedley
    Associate Director

    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Can you contact me us at gail@Biblelovenotes.com.?