We don't have cable TV, but when we travel I like watching HGTV.(1)
On a recent trip, an HGTV show featured a couple who identified themselves as Christians. They were looking for a starter home and only houses with modern, top-of-the-line features would do. They called everything else "disgusting."
I thought about how excited my husband and I were with
our first home, an older single-wide mobile home in a crowded trailer park.
And I wondered if this HGTV couple realized that homes they called "disgusting" were dream homes for most of the world.
Unfortunately, there are times I also have a sense of entitlement(2) like this young couple, thinking I deserve something I don't.
And a sense of entitlement is not only a poor witness; it's a sign of shallow faith. Ouch!
The cure: strong doses of God's Truth, remembering what we truly deserve is death and nothing more. Period. But the undeserved gift of God is eternal life (Romans 6:23).
(1) Home and Garden Television
(2) Sense of Entitlement - An unrealistic, unmerited or inappropriate expectation of favorable living conditions and favorable treatment at the hands of others (source).
Would you like to do a Bite Size Bible Study on this devotion that gives passages for combating a sense of entitlement with 1) money/possessions 2)the way others treat us 3) smooth sailing in life. Check it out HERE.