Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Kitchen Table Devotional

“The Prodigal”

Day 2

And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’                   Luke 15:11-12

Family and friends are a gift from God; Christian family and friends are a blessing from God.  Things get dangerous as our discernment dwindles to just ourselves.  Greed grows where there is no company or bad company.  Lust thrives in loneliness.  Without the help of his brother, friend or father the younger son sees the opportunity to seize the opportunity for himself.  Greed thrives on the gusto of the immature heart and head.  I’ll take rather than I’m thankful is the language of the selfish heart.  When we become self-centered, we become self-absorbed and suspicious about the second and third person in our lives.  It’s no way to live but it’s hard to see because we must see it before we seize it.  We reap what we sow.

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