Christmas Bible Reading Plan 2015 – Day 15

Day 15 – Nehemiah 8:10
by Niels

Christmas is a time for celebration. However in our materialistic, consumeristic society, the focus often falls on ourselves. It’s about what kind of presents, food, feelings we want to have this time.

This verse reminds us to refocus our celebration. Our celebration needs to be about giving, rather than receiving. Especially in these times, where a lot of people need help more than ever, we should try to give from our excess.

Remember that giving is just as rewarding (if not a lot more) as receiving. If you start to honour God during these celebrations by sharing your excess, he will reward you with a lot of joy and spiritual strength.