What Holidays Would God like us to keep?
No where in the bible, nor any any time has God told me to keep Christmas, put up a tree and lights all over. Or to keep Halloween, Valentines Day, etc. etc. I DO see where God commanded us to be thankful at all times. I do see where a Sabbath Rest is to be done. He does have a list of Holy Days for the called out ones.
I see Thanksgiving Day as a day to set aside and give Him thanks, but how many of us really do that. We in America only call it "Turkey" day. I am not saying that some of these days cannot be kept in Honoring God, our Lord Jesus Christ but I want to do things that please God. Does it please God to keep our own set days in His honor or are we just saying the words and really we are just doing what pleases us? Each person can only answer this to themselves. No one can judge another on what is in their heart. We can deceive ourselves too if we are not careful and take evaluation of our selfs regularly.
We have days to honor different Presidents, people throughout the year. Why is there not a day set aside to "praise and honor God"? hmmm, maybe that is suppose to be the sabbath day. (isaiah 58:13-14)
Why not every day a time set aside to really praise and honor God. How do we "honor" God?
The greek word (timao) #5091 from my strong's concordance. has these words to describe this word: Fix a valuation upon, revere, and says this word is from #5093 with more words to describe: valuable, most precious, costly,esteemed.
some definitions are:
Isaiah 55:8-9 (New American Standard Bible)
8"For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD.
9"For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.