Sukkot: Destroyer of Contemporary Theologies

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.” 

-Zechriah 14:16

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!