DECEMBER 2020 – DEVOTION

THE ONE WHO HAS EVERYTHING

“Give good gifts” Matthew 7:11

GIFT GIVING

Gift giving can present a myriad of challenges. Naturally we can’t cover all of them in this forum. So our singular focus here is on the difficulty of buying a gift for the person who, as the old saying says, has everything. I think most who read this will have encountered this dilemma. Some people do seem to have everything. But of course that isn’t true. This thought, however, did prompt me to search out some people in history who it probably was hard to buy a gift for. This list includes:

Rulers such as:


Businessmen such as:


There is also the Biblical figure, Solomon, who was the second king of Israel. Experts have calculated his wealth in excess of $2 trillion. I would not have relished trying to buy a gift for any one of these fellows.

THE ONE WHO TRULY HAS EVERYTHING

As impressive as the fortunes amassed by these men are, of course they didn’t have everything. There is only one who has everything and that is God. But if you have a desire to give something to God, because you love Him and because of all He has given you, it is possible to give Him something He wants and which only you can give Him. Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-38, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.”  What God wants is for you to belong to Him completely. So now you know what to give the one who truly has everything.  
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DEVOTIONAL ARCHIVE

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A CERTAIN DAY

A PSALMS CONNECTION

A WONDERFUL LIFE

DAMAGED GOODS

SEEING THE LIGHT

WAITING PATIENTLY