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To experience a full and abundant, joyous life means we have to give our life and our possessions up.

Christmas Cheer or Tear

toysNIV Matthew 19:21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

Point 1: The rich and the fortunate will have a difficult time finding God.
Point 2: The verb “to sell” in the original language suggests a hyperbole type of tone.
Point 3: Our families, culture, churches, and us are obsessed with possessions. Essentially, materialism has become the new paganism.
Do you know that America spends $457.4 billion dollars on our Christmas shopping and everything related to our Christmas shopping? That means roughly that each family is spending 500 to 800 dollars from November 26th to December 24th.
It would only take 1.6 billion dollars to give the entire world clean water for an entire year. If America would stop the consumerism for Christmas and donate their money to cure the global water problem for about 381.16 years.

Bottom line: Maybe our wealth is keeping us from fully experiencing and committing to God.
For us to abandon our riches so we can experience a rich and warm connection with God.

To experience a full and abundant, joyous life means we have to give our life and our possessions up.

Remember to keep your Christmas cheer by singing loud and clear for all to hear!

About Jeremy Zach

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