This post first appeared on Kineti and is authored by Judah Gabriel Himango, one of Tabernacle of David’s teachers.
Sukkot, the Biblical Feast of Tabernacles, is a theology buster.
- “We don’t do that Jewish stuff”
- “The Old Testament is no longer binding”
- “Christians shouldn’t celebrate it”
- “Jesus nailed those commandments to the cross”
- “It’s partial/soft/hard One Law”
- “Gentiles shouldn’t keep Jewish identity markers”
All these theological objections are undermined by God’s words in Zechariah:
“In that day, people from every nation shall go up year after year to
worship the King and keep the Feast of Sukkot.”
It’s good for us in the nations to celebrate Sukkot. Here in the nations, celebrating Sukkot is a way to rehearse for the time when all the world goes up to worship the King at Sukkot. Yeshua celebrated Sukkot, so should his followers. It’s a small way to go about joyfully keeping God’s commandments.
Here’s a few shots of my Sukkah this year:
חג סוכות שמח!