Instructions For Life

I’ve been reading the book of Matthew because it talks about the birth of our Savior. Working in a retail environment I witness so many going against what Jesus says for us to do. The bible is the greatest instruction manual ever written yet people discard it as they do the ones that come with their tv’s and then complain when they can’t get it to work correctly.
In Matthew 6:19-20 we are told:
Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty and where they will be safe from thieves.
I see countless people overspending on their children and watching the child cry when it’s not enough. I can’t lie, I’ve overspent and spoiled my daughter and I’ve suffered for it.
Now I’m learning how to walk with God and my eyes and heart are opened.
If people would get away from the commercialism of Christmas and spoiling their children this holiday would be better but we have taught our children that they are entitled to receiving these expensive gifts. We have taught them this through our own selfish wants and needs. We are following false idols and being of the world instead of being of Christ. Follow Christ and walk with him daily. Teach your children about God and the love He has for us. Christmas is about the birth of our Savior not overdrawing your checking account to buy your seven year old an iPad.

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