Monday, May 23, 2022

The Kitchen Table

“The Prodigal”

Day 11

And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living.

Luke 15:12-13

There’s only one person you can control and only your possessions can you spend freely.  Don’t give that freedom away.  All of this, our lives, and our possessions are given by our Father to enjoy for His glory.  It’s the Father’s love to give His luxury, but selfish gloom, greed, and guilt won’t let us see that truth.  There’s no luxury in loneliness and it’s easy to live reckless when we feel worthless.  Honesty is the first step to humility and humility is needed to see honestly.  Without humility, there’s only humiliation.  We can point at others but we’re the only ones responsible for how we live.  The Bible says that we will give an account for how we lived (Rom 14:12).  We can point at others but the life we’re living right now is the one we’ve chosen.

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