An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Gift of Worship

PRO 25:14 Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

If you are part of the church that traces its roots through Rome or the Protestant Reformation I want to wish you a Merry Christmas.  If you are part of the Orthodox world, just bear with us people who have it wrong.

We are not celebrating a “false” (8267) “gift” (4991), or, as the NASB puts it “gifts falsely.”  The key to Advent, Christmas and Epiphany is not in the date or rituals built around them.  The key is in the truth. 

That is why for believers the materialism and party atmosphere should not distract us from being reminded that this date has been set to remember that the “Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”  (John 1:14)

So?  Gather.  Fellowship.  Give and receive.  But don’t forget to worship.

Merry Christmas. 

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