I was sitting in our senior adult Sunday school class and an interesting thought went though my mind while we were discussing Caleb and his desire to carry out his dream. You can read about it in Joshua 14:6-15.
It seems that every day has its hurdles. March madness required high school and college student athletes to miss classes, spend extra time competing and facing more pressures than usual. These students are living in an easy dream world.
We read about the true meaning of Christmas. We are reminded in church what Christmas is all about. Sometimes we are reminded that Christmas should be a birthday party not a shopping spree. If we think of the most significant person in our family; how much do we spend on them?
The Apostle John tells us that our Lord was there from the beginning. The first chapter of John gives us some background to Christmas. Our Lord was there in the beginning. He was with God, He was God. Everything was created by Him and He was and is the Light of the World.
Sheryl, my oldest daughter, has heard the Christmas story 56 times on Christmas Eve. That assumes that she was listening. The last 47 years have been in the same room. All except once or twice it was read from Luke 2:8-20.
We all have priorities whether we think about them or not. A simple approach to planning for the next year is to make a short list of priorities. The top four or five would be sufficient. We can always add as the year passes by.
The words love, like, desire and lust are often used as synonyms. They are not the same. we may like or desire a certain sport, a kind of food or a make of automobile. We may desire or lust for power, prestige, money, drugs, alcohol or sex. Often like, desire or lust are used synonymously.
Economics 101 is given in the Old Testament Book of Deuteronomy. The same One who created the heavens and the earth gave these economic principles in the only book that we have that He authored. He gave instructions for national economics and for individual economics.