Scripture: In Text
Other Reading: Any magazine cover at your local grocery store check-out line though I wouldn't recommend it.
I realize this isn't terribly reflective, but hopefully while you're out and about doing holiday shopping and being inundated with ads, news, and tidbits of info, you'll consider something good and true.
The reading in grocery store checkout lines is abysmal. Not that this should be shocking; reading anything longer than 140 characters is increasingly rare. The same "Top 10" lists and quick fixes are on just about every cover not boasting the most recent Hollywood "our rleationship was shorter than yours" stories. What if the Bible had a front cover? What would the "lists" and "advice" look like?
"For Holier Living: Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
"Top Seven Abominations" (Proverbs 6:16-19)
"Latest in Fashion: Spiritual Armour" (Ephesians 5:10-18)
"Prioritizing Your Time" (Ecclesiastes 3:1-9)
"Quick Test: Are You God?" (Job 38-40:2)
"Gardening for God" (Galatians 6:7-9)
Thankfully, the advice of the Bible and a relationship with God are deeper than a few headlines recycled annually, but it would be much nicer to read these snippets than belly-fat analysis, rabbit-food diets, and advice on how little a person can wear before getting arrested.