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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

There still have been some questions about Christmas. "Why is it wrong to celebrate Jesus' birthday?"

There were two mentions of birthdays in the Bible. The Pharaoh had a birthday celebration at the time of Joseph, Genesis 40:20: "Now it came to pass on the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants." And Herod had a birthday celebration, Matthew 14:7, "But when Herod's birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod."

There does not seem to be any indication that celebrating birthdays is wrong. The problem is when the focus of the season has shifted away from who Jesus is in our lives and what He has done for mankind.

God Bless You!
Annie

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--TODAY'S NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. What age of children did King Herod order to be killed when he realized the wise men had tricked him in his search for Jesus?

Answer below.

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--TODAY'S BIT OF WISDOM/REFLECTION:

There is love at Christmas because Christmas was born of love. Let us, each one, keep alive this spirit of love and glorify God.

--Josepha Emms

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--DAILY BIBLE VERSE:

O Zion,
You who bring good tidings,
Get up into the high mountain;
O Jerusalem,
You who bring good tidings,
Lift up your voice with strength,
Lift it up, be not afraid;
Say to the cities of Judah, "Behold your God!"

Isaiah 40:9

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--ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. What age of children did King Herod order to be killed when he realized the wise men had tricked him in his search for Jesus?

A. Two years and under.

Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men

Matthew 2:16

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