Proverbs 1:19 (MSG)
When you grab all you can get, that's what happens: the more you get, the less you are.
What this means in my life, is that when my focus shifts from spiritual matters to material gain....I better look out!! When I am more concerned about the inanimate objects that suround me, than the sweet lives that I am privileged to be a part of, my whole purpose for being created is lost. If I allow the clear image of Christ to become blurred, I could become saturated with an opressive desire to get more stuff and the next thing you know, I'll do whatever I can to get it.........yikes!!
The ESV Bible says it this way: "Proverbs 1:19~Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain; it takes away the life of its possessors." My prayer for today, on this Christmas Eve, is to praise the Father who would give us Immanuel!!