The Giver, not the gifts
We set ourselves up for bitter disappointments in life if we place more prominence on the gifts of God, rather than the Giver of the gifts. How easy it is to slip down this path…
God, the Giver of all good & perfect gifts (James 1:17), bids us to seek Him and His righteousness first in all things, then the gifts and blessings we need would be added on (Matt. 6:33) . In Acts 8, Simon the sorcerer was focussed on meaning something to the people; he craved importance – he pursued the gift and not the Giver of the gift- he was sharply rebuked.
All of life’s blessings must be processed with a perspective that places God over and above them all, lest we set ourselves up for bitter disappointments in this life, or afterwards. Pursue the Giver, not the gifts.