Its 6 days to Christmas 2011 so let’s take a look at life this year and outline our priorities. Were we more likely to have forgone a church service for a Saturday night party? Were we more likely to be studying Friday night than clubbing? What were your priorities this year?
In 2 Kings 5, Gehazi learnt the hard way that there are more important things in life than material possessions. Some of you would argue that money is very important and I agree with you. Even Jesus used money as an illustration in almost half of his parables but as in the parable of the rich fool in Luke 12, material possessions do not last forever.
We should value things like health, self respect, respect for others, family and so on above material things. And above all, we should put God first. Do not act because you feel the need to ‘right now’ but put God first in all you do and He’ll meet your needs.
This season, remember to put Christ first as the reason for your celebration. Don’t whine about the iPhone 4s you didn’t get or the outdated laptop you were given. Instead let your best present of all be Jesus – the one God gave to you!!!