The Thief

It’s the holiday season again! It’s that time of year when we are supposed to be joyous and thankful. Unfortunately, that is not always a realistic view. Despite what we are told through the radio, tv, and other media, there is no holiday magic cure when we are not able to be joyous or thankful. We still take advantage of each other. We argue with each other. We insult and kill each other no matter what season it is. Sin steals our ability to be thankful and joyful.

Col. 3:15 “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

I believe these verses point to self-examination. The Devil does and will steal from us. When sin steals from us, do we take a step back and start counting the things to be thankful for in our lives? God offers us a peace in this life through Jesus Christ. That in itself should inspire faithful Christians.

So, ask yourself, “Is sin stealing from me?”