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What about the Christmas Tree?
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”
Proverbs 3:5 ESV
Many have asked me to address this subject and “I” never really felt the necessity to do so. However, it appears that every year more and more people are being misled and are not researching the scriptures for themselves.
The scriptures in question are Jeremiah 10:1-5 and Isaiah 44:12-28. To summarize the teachings; these scriptures are referring to those who would cut down trees, decorate them, and burn them to use them for heat. They would also take the trees to woodcarvers to have images engraved upon them and/or pray to them. Those trees would be used for idol worship. So, my question is: “Are you worshipping your Christmas tree?” Are you using or involving it in worship instead of worshipping Jehovah God? Are you idolizing it or having images engraved in it? This is what was being address by the Prophets Jeremiah and Isaiah.
Then some are stating that the Christmas tree should not be used because of its Pagan origin. Well, to be truthful most of the practices that we have adopted have such an origin….Yet we adhere to them. If I were to name just a few that we entertain on a daily basis many of you would be surprised. I would even dare to say that everyone of us engages in at least one of these practices every single day!
Let’s not permit the enemy to allow us to become distracted by causing our focus to drift. Christ must be the focal point of EVERYTHING that we are involved in.
REMEMBER: Jesus is still the reason for this season! It’s really not that deep!!!!
Colossians 3:17 states it this way: “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all to the glory of God.”
Our Christian religion is composed of various symbols. The Evergreen Tree which is used during the Christmas season should be viewed as just another symbol that can be implemented at this time of the year for the believer. Therefore, as for me, whatever I bring into my home will be used to bring glory and honor to the Most High God. I won’t worship the tree. However, I will permit each ornament and each piece of decoration on my tree to stand as a visible reminder of the birth of Jesus Christ; and to serve as a reminder of the everlasting, ever-abiding presence of the Holy Spirit… whose power has birthed and illuminated an unquenchable flow of Love, Joy and Peace!
May the Spirit of God, that infiltrates the atmosphere at this time of the year be yours and empower you to receive an enhanced dimension of who He truly is!!!
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7
(FYI: Also, while it makes a nice display; it’s Biblically incorrect to have the Wise Men in your Nativity Scene…. They didn’t find Christ until He was much older!!!!! Do the research for yourself.)