Your daily dose of Proverbs:
"Rich and poor have this in common: the Lord is the maker of them all" - 22:2.
The Christmas narrative reinforces the truth that all people need a Savior. In the account of Jesus's birth, we learn that both the poor shepherds and rich Magi came to find and worship King Jesus. Yet both financial conditions can erode spiritual sensitivities, for the rich are busy pursuing and protecting their wealth and the poor use all their time and creativity to eke out a living. Are you preoccupied with your riches, or lack of the same, and thus shortchanging your spiritual life? Are you telling yourself if you had more money, it would be easier to serve the Lord? What's more, your bond with others is not your economic status, but your mutual relationship with the Lord. Do you acknowledge your unity with those who are not on your economic level, acknowledging your Lord is their Lord, too? Read Romans 3:22-24 along with Matthew 2 and Luke 2 to interpret today's verse in the context of the Christmas story.