He's making a list, he's checking it twice... he's gonna find out who's naughty or nice! If Santa used Godâ€™s Ten Commandments for his standard, how would you do? Letâ€™s look at a few. Have you ever lied? Have you ever taken anything that didn't belong to you? Have you always obeyed your parents? The Bible says if you hate someone, it's just like committing murder. The Commandments show us how bad we really are, and the standard that we will be tested by when we die. Forget about Santa for a moment... how will you do on Judgment Day? On that day, God will punish all people who have broken any of the Ten Commandments. They will be sent to a place called "Hell" - a really bad place where you don't want to go.
Even though that's a scary thought, there is GOOD NEWS! Although we have lied, stolen, disobeyed our parents and even hated someone (any of these done even once means we have broken the Ten Commandments), there is hope! God in His mercy loves you so much that He made a way for you to be forgiven before Judgment Day so you don't have to be punished!
God sent His son Jesus Christ down to earth. He lived a perfect life. Then He went to the cross and died for our sins, taking the punishment we deserve. Then on the third day, Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death! So what can you do? The Bible says you should put your faith in what Jesus did on the cross - stop believing that being "good" will get you to heaven! The Bible says that God will give you a new heart that will want to obey Him and do what He wants you to do. He will help you stop doing the things that displease Him. Then get out your Bible, read it every day and obey what you read.