Is Jesus Really the Reason?

If Jesus is the reason for the season, then all that you do in celebration of him should be for his honor and praise. Your gatherings should be focused on him and on his word and on talking about the things of God and sharing the truths of the Scriptures with one another in encouraging one another to live godly and holy lives for his honor and praise.

If Jesus is the reason for the season, then all of your activities should be what he desires of you and which are for your spiritual growth or for the spiritual growth of others and for the salvation of human lives. He should be the focus of all your conversations and preparations, and it should be your desire to do his will in all things, and it shouldn’t be about you.

If Jesus is the reason for the season, then it should be about him and what he wants. It shouldn’t be about your human traditions and doing what you want. So, you should inquire of him and in the reading of his word with regard to what gives him pleasure and with regard to how he wants to be celebrated. Put aside all of your traditions and just see what he wants.

If Jesus is the reason for the season, according to Scripture, he would not agree to being celebrated alongside the celebration of a false god named Santa (Satan) who has taken on some of his attributes and who is trying to replace him in the hearts of the children and the adults of the world. For “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons” (1 Co 10:21).

If Jesus is the reason for the season, then you should treat others as Jesus would treat them. You should have their best interest in mind, which is of God’s mind and heart and what he desires for them. You should do for them what will benefit them spiritually and physically, as Jesus did, but never to the exclusion of the spiritual. Be sharing Jesus with them.

If Jesus is the reason for the season, then your lives should be surrendered to him, committed to doing his will for your lives. You should be walking in holiness and righteousness, daily dying to sin and to self, doing the will of God and obeying the Lord’s commands. And you should be sharing Jesus and his gospel of salvation with the world about you daily.

If Jesus is the reason for the season, then you should not be engaged in any kind of deliberate and habitual sin. Sin should no longer be your master but Jesus should be your only Lord. Your desire should be for the Lord to do his will, and everything you do should be for his honor and praise. And everything you do should be what Jesus would have you do.

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