Ten Commandments for Christmas (by David Brumbelow)

by Guest Blogger on December 12, 2011 · 11 comments

 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.

1 Bruce H December 12, 2011 at 8:27 pm

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 David R. Brumbelow December 13, 2011 at 9:48 am

Bruce H,
I think you’re right. No one understands the fifth commandment better than parents and grandparents.
David R. Brumbelow

3 Ron Hale December 13, 2011 at 12:33 am

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


4 Dave Miller December 13, 2011 at 1:04 am

That’s funny.

5 Stan McCullars December 13, 2011 at 7:50 am

Very funny!!!

6 David R. Brumbelow December 13, 2011 at 9:51 am

So now you’re going to force us into another theological debate :-). Is this covered in the Baptist Faith & Message 2000 or the Church Covenant?

Thanks, good comment.
David R. Brumbelow

7 Stan McCullars December 13, 2011 at 7:51 am

It would appear that canceling church on Christmas would violate several commandments.

8 David R. Brumbelow December 13, 2011 at 9:52 am

I agree.
David R. Brumbelow

9 Greg Harvey December 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm

The article caused me to wonder if there is a list of NT/NC commandments anywhere and ran across this interesting page:


10 Don Adair January 10, 2012 at 2:30 am

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

11 kenneth renk January 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

Donnie, it’s the same David that went to Burbank and Sam Houston. See ya, Bubba

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