The Gift-Giver

Tuesday, September 19, 2006  4:00 a.m.

Dear Diary,

It is so easy to cling to the gift instead of the gift-giver. It is easy to hold on to the rose instead of enjoying the living bush. So quickly we forget who it is that gives us all things. God loves to give good gifts to his children. He delights in bringing us pleasure; but, we must never forget to thank Him for His gift. We are to worship the gift-giver, not the gift. Nature is a good example of this. People see God in nature and they start worshipping nature instead of the One who made the nature. That’s where pantheism comes in. It is a belief that God is everything and everyone and that everything and everyone is God. It teaches that every thing is God. They are worshipping the gift instead of the gift-giver. They are worshipping the creation instead of the creator. We must always remember, “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.” (Colossians 1:16).

Thought for Today: “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever, Amen.” (Romans 1:25).

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