I've been reading in 1 Timothy lately, and today I read chapter 6, where Paul urges Timothy not to pursue riches or empty gain. I think it's a good after-Christmas lesson. Here are some excerpts:
"For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out
of it. If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content... But flee
from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith,
love, perseverance and gentleness...
"Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or
to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies
us with all things to enjoy."