Acts 20:35; "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive."(NIV)
A lot of us cherish gifts, it is acceptable to do so but the giver needs to be more cherished. The giver is greater than the gift. Some people got into relationships for material gains not minding the giver. Some go into business to exploit gains, not regarding the resource producer.
The book of Hebrews 3:3b says that "the builder of a house have a greater honor than the house itself." Therefore honor should be given to the creator, producer, the giver and not the gift.
God is the giver of life, but some value their lives more than God. Some value the blessings they receive from God more than God himself. There are also some who go to God just for the blessings and they believe he loves everyone and does not care how we relate to him as long as they can receive the blessing.
Some children just want money from their parents or guardian but do not care about what pleases their parents or guardian.
These things ought not to be so.....
Let us learn how to value the giver more than the gift, learn to value your creator more than the creation, let us value the builder more than the building, the producer more than the product and we will walk in God's glory. Hallelujah!
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your word. I receive this word in my spirit, I refuse to value my blessings more than you, Lord. I refuse to value the gift more than the giver, you are my way maker, my life giver, my miracle worker, I give you all the glory in Jesus name! Amen!