A godly life brings huge profits to people who are content with what they have. We didn't bring anything into the world, and we can't take anything out of it. As long as we have food and clothes, we should be satisfied. But people who want to get rich keep falling into temptation. They are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires which drown them in destruction and ruin. Certainly, the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people who have set their hearts on getting rich have wandered away from the Christian faith and have caused themselves a lot of grief. 1 Timothy 6:6-10 God's Word Translation

The world stresses the importance of material possessions; God does not. The world offers the promise of happiness through wealth and public acclaim; God offers the promise of peace through His Son.

As I watch the news and see the greed that was shown this past weekend at the busiest shopping time of the year I can only shake my head at it all. A man punched a woman in the face, a woman maced a bunch of people, and much more.  Where is the love of Christ in all that, how can people forget what is important about Christmas? It truly breaks my heart.

I have yet to start my Christmas shopping for my daughters and see no time in the near future that I will be able to afford to but, I know that gifts are not the most important part of Christmas, Christ is first and then being with family is second. I wish more people understood this. I am proud to say that even though my daughters may long for material things for Christmas they know its ok if they don't get them, they know they have God in their hearts and helping others is more important to them.


Walking on Sunshine... said...

Yes, I was quite upset with all the news about Black Friday as well. AND have yet to do any shopping either! Hope you're having a good day!

JustTammie said...

Thanks, I hope you are having a good day as well and hope that you get all your shopping finished before Christmas, I know its so hard to wait until the last minute.

faith hope love ღ said...

Nice post! thank you for sharing...blessings soraya

JustTammie said...

Thanks so much, I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

JT said...

Today is the 14th of December. It is time to get Christmas Shopping done. We all need to keep Jesus in mind as we get prepared for Christmas.

JustTammie said...

I agree JT, I'm hoping to get my shopping done soon. God Bless you!

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