Ten Commandments for Christmas (by David Brumbelow)

 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.  -Galatians 4:4-5

10 Commandments For Christmas

I.  Thou shalt not leave “Christ” out of “Christmas” nor refuse to use the word Christmas during this season.

II.  Thou shalt demonstrate joy to the world, for the Lord is come.

III.  Thou shalt not let Santa Claus take the place of the reality of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem.

IV.  Thou shalt remember that the value of gifts we give and receive is not so much the cost as the love that is behind them.

V.  Thou shalt consider the words of Jesus,”It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

VI.  Thou shalt not neglect Christ and His church during the Christmas Season.

VII.  Thy Christmas Cards shall bear the good news of the coming of Christ and His salvation.

VIII.  Thou shalt be kind to those who serve; the cashier, the merchant, and the mail carrier.

IX.  Thou shalt remember the greatest gift of all, when God gave His only begotten Son.

X.  In all thy giving, thou shalt give a gift to the One whose birthday we celebrate.  Appropriate recipients shall be missions, thy church, and those in need.

-David R. Brumbelow.  Brumbelow is a pastor and writes at gulfcoastpastor.blogspot.com.



Comments

  1. Bruce H says

    Seems like when we become parents we discover the fifth commandment. Seeing the eyes of our children on Christmas is exciting, but seeing the eyes of a child that will not even have a Christmas receive a gift brings the true joy of Christmas to the forefront. Even the eyes of the parent that could not give is a very precious sight. Hope we all get that opportunity this season.

  2. Ron Hale says

    David,
    Very creative and very true. Just one question — if you break one Christmas commandment, do you break them all?

    Blessings!

  3. Don Adair says

    David are you the same David Brumbelow that went to Burbank Jr High. If so please call or e-mail me. 832-256-0957. Thanks , Don Adair : John 14:12 Min