"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." - Galatians 5:22-23


As usual, the “Scrooge” mindset is back again this Christmas, appearing in many hearts. So, are you more like Scrooge or like what a true Christian should be? Let’s compare some illustrations:

  1. Scrooge is stingy as Hell. A true Christian is as generous as Heaven who gave us God’s Son.
  2. Scrooge hoards all he can. A true Christian gives all he/she can.
  3. Scrooge fears he’ll lose it all. A true Christian trusts in the Lord for all.
  4. Scrooge is haughty to the poor. A true Christian loves the poor and helps those in need.
  5. Scrooge worships at the Church of Dow Jones, while sometimes claiming belief in God. A true Christian worships the Lord and professes to be a sinner saved by grace.
  6. Scrooge resents joy in bad economic times. A true Christian feels joy for the Good News of Jesus’ birth.
  7. Scrooge feels entitled to all he’s earned. A true Christian feels thankful for what he/she has.
  8. Scrooge says, “Bah Humbug” to Christmas. A true Christian says, “Merry Christmas” because Jesus the Savior is born.

Are you like Scrooge or a true Christian? What would God say? It’s time for the true Christian to shine for Christ this Christmas.


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