“Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.”

–Proverbs 15:16

Is less really more?  Most probably yes, if you consider that there is Joy in simplicity of life.

To say the least, events that lead up to a ‘black Friday” shopping frenzy for the holidays to place gifts under the Christmas tree can be exhausting.  This includes a mad rush for purchasing the latest gadgets or fashion trends.  But we all know that worldly wealth does not form true happiness.  Rather, enjoying a favorite pastime of winter can well up in one’s heart with a lasting joy only Christ can give.  We can thank God for his beautiful creation.

“Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains; for the Lord has comforted his people and will have mercy upon his afflicted.”

–Isaiah 49:13

Day in and day out, let us aim for Joy in Simplicity.

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