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Birthday In The Bible

Birthday In The Bible

Birthdays are special. The day we were born is special. It is on this day that we should celebrate our birth, but how many of us actually do? Birthdays can be a time of happiness and joy, but they can also be a time of sadness and sorrow. Some people may not have birthday parties or get any presents. Some people may not even get to celebrate their birthday because they are too busy working or doing something else.

The Bible tells us about a man named Jesus who was born on a birthday. This man’s birthday is called Christmas and it is celebrated every year by Christians all over the world. The Bible tells us that Jesus was born in a stable because there was no room at the inn (Luke 2:1-7). In other words, there was no room for Mary and Joseph at the inn so they had to stay outside in the cold with their new baby boy until someone else showed up and offered them shelter from the weather outside during that time of year when it gets very cold outside here in America during December time each year (December 21st through January 4th).

Birthday In The Bible

It’s your birthday, and you don’t know what to do. You’ve tried everything: your friends have gotten you the best gifts they could find, you’ve gone out to eat at your favorite restaurant, and of course there was that time when you forgot what day it was and decided to go ahead and celebrate anyway. But now it’s time to go home, and you’re feeling a little bummed out because it feels like there just wasn’t enough time for all the celebrating you wanted to do.

But guess what? There is one more thing you can do! And it’s something that will really make this birthday stand out from all the rest—you can celebrate your birthday by reading about someone who celebrated their birthday in a way that put everyone else’s birthdays to shame.

That person is Jesus Christ Himself. He was born on December 25th (the same day we celebrate Christmas), but His birthday isn’t just something we celebrate once a year—it’s something we celebrate every single day of our lives by putting our faith in Him as our Savior!

Birthday In The Bible

Introduction

The Bible does not explicitly address birthdays, and neither Jesus nor his disciples celebrated their own birthdays. However, no specific admonitions are given to abstain from celebrating a birthday as long as one keeps God first. Some reasons that Christians abstain from celebrating birthdays are based on the story of Herod’s birthday (Matthew 14:1-12) and the story of Pharaoh’s birthday (Genesis 40:20). Let us then explore these stories in greater detail.

Pharaoh

Pharaoh was the king of Egypt from approximately 1630 to 1552 BC. Pharaoh is known as a cruel ruler and a great builder who was responsible for several important structures built throughout Egypt.

The Bible uses this term in relation to the Egyptian rulers during the time of Joseph and Moses, but it may also be used more broadly. For example, in Judges 9:22 Gideon refers to Abimelech as “my father’s brother,” which shows he had been raised as part of his family even though they were not related by blood.

Abimelech

In the Bible, the name Abimelech is mentioned in the following verses:

  • Genesis 20:1-18 (The story of Abraham and Sarah)
  • Judges 9:1-57 (A war between two kings)

Herod

Herod was a king of Judea who ruled from 37 BC to 4 BC. He was the son of Antipater the Idumaean and Cypros, the brother of Phasael, and had at least three sons: Herod Antipas, Herod Archelaus and Philip.

The Bible tells us that Herod ordered many executions in his attempts to maintain power over Judea. He became king when he managed to kill off all rivals for the position. The first killing was done by poisoning Hyrcanus II, who was taken prisoner by Pompey during a battle with Julius Caesar in 63 BC but released after Caesar’s death in 44 BC. After this first attempt on his life failed because he hadn’t received enough poison for his intended victim (Hyrcanus), Pompey made Herod governor over Galilee instead where he continued murdering potential enemies until another opportunity arose when he captured Jerusalem from Cestius Gallus during a Roman military campaign against Parthia (6 AD).

Heroes Celebrated Birthdays in the Bible

Joseph was a favorite of his master Potiphar, and he received many gifts. However, the Lord blessed Joseph with good fortune even before this time. He had been favored by God in the same way that Moses was favored by Pharaoh’s daughter (Genesis 48:13).

Joseph was given an Egyptian name meaning “may Yahweh add,” which indicates that his life would be full of blessings from God.

The Bible records how much Joseph’s brothers hated him for trying to save their lives when they were still young children (Genesis 37:4-11), but it is also clear that God chose Joseph as His instrument to rescue Israel from Egypt at a later date (Acts 7:9-16).

The Bible does not explicitly address birthdays, and neither Jesus nor his disciples celebrated their own birthdays. However, no specific admonitions are given to abstain from celebrating a birthday as long as one keeps God first.

The Bible does not explicitly address birthdays, and neither Jesus nor his disciples celebrated their own birthdays. However, no specific admonitions are given to abstain from celebrating a birthday as long as one keeps God first.

However, it is clear that the New Testament church did not celebrate Jesus’ birthday because it was not known when He was born (Matthew 2:1) and they did not celebrate His birthday because He never commanded them to do so (John 7:22).

Conclusion

If you were to choose to celebrate your birthday, you will want to make sure it is done in a way that glorifies God. In the Bible, celebrations were usually religious in nature and included feasting and sacrificing an animal. Celebrations often lasted several days. This can be seen when Moses was eighty years old in Deuteronomy 34:7, when his servant Joshua was 110 years old in Joshua 24:29, and when King Hezekiah turned thirty-five years old in Isaiah 38:1-6. When you need a little more guidance on how to celebrate your birthday, you can always consult with your local church for their opinions on the best way for Christians of all ages.

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