“I will cut off sorceries from your hand, And you will have fortune-tellers no more.” – Micah 5:12 (NASB)
“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NASB)
Primarily, Micah proclaimed a message of judgment to a people persistently pursuing evil. Halloween is an odd mixture of creepy creatures, costume parties, and harvest festivals. It is also a confusing time for those hesitant to celebrate a holiday that traces its roots to pagan practices and beliefs. Halloween has become synonymous with bags of candy and children running through the streets in costumes. But it hasn’t always been that way. About 2000 years ago, it was a serious time dedicated to frightening away ghosts and spirits. The Celts had a festival called Samhain (pronounced “sow-win”). What we do know is that sorceries and witchcraft have been in existence since the Great Flood. God warned His people to not dabble in sorcery or witchcraft or practice the evil arts but they did not obey. Today’s verse is a promise God made to Israel that He would eliminate all such practices. True believers in Jesus Christ should be on guard and avoid Halloween practices that glorify Satan which can give the devil a foothold. Take the opportunity instead to be a light to the world. Whatever and all we do should be done to the glory of God.