Yesterday we completed our reading in the New Testament until Christmas when we will return to the Gospels to read about Jesus’ birth. For the next several weeks we will be reading the book of Proverbs and select chapters in the book of Psalm.

In today’s reading the main verse that stood out to me was Proverbs 1:19, Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gains; it takes away the lives of those who get it. When we believe we cannot live without earthly possessions, it becomes a cancer that leads us to greed that consumes us and moves us away from God and His will for our lives.