Monday, January 14, 2013



In this age of entitlement(entitle: Webster'S-1)to give a title or name to -2)to give a right or claim to)we have added yet another layer to materialism.

No, I don't want to work for it.  I want "you" to provide it to me because I am ENTITLED. 

I am so thankful that I was raised being taught:

"A penny saved is a penny earned"
"Watch the pennies and the $ will take care of themselves"
Pride in a job well done, for the pure joy of accomplishment.

Mickey & I raised our 4 children with these same values.  Sadly, we seem to have found ourselves in a society where about 50% of the population were not being taught these values. Add to this a generation that was, and is, being taught that there are no "absolutes", The Bible and The 10 Commandments are "obsolete", and we are watching as our entire nation is crumbling.

Add to this a large majority of professing Christians who's main focus in life it not winning the lost or showing the love & compassion that The Bible teaches but are busy as bee's
working night & day for the almighty Dollar
building up their IRA

As we watch The Church lose it's effectiveness and our entire nation crumble even more.  

Well, as for me & my house we will:
 serve The Lord 
believe with all our heart & soul
enjoy each day The Lord gives us 
someday hear:  Good & faithful servant 

I am not "entitled" to anything; but by the grace and mercy of God, and the sacrifice of The Son of God, JESUS the Christ, upon that cross I have been GIVEN everything.
HE gives me the best title in all the world & creation

"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light."  I Peter 2:9  

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Mari said...

You are so right! I see so much of this now. It's sad anywhere, but especially in the church.

Brenda said...

And the sad thing as well is that many in the pulpits have taught using a handful of scriptures (out of context) to build a prosperity message that is entirely non-biblical. So, I believe they are partly to blame. (Galatians speaks of a greater accountability for those in authority) When you have Christians who aren't taught correctly from the Word that God is their Source, but taught to give, give, give so that they can get, get, get then of course there will be a sense of entitlement. "I gave, so what do I get out of it now" attitude.

Sunny said...

Beautiful post! So true and timely!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Well spoken! There is way to much of that going around!

Susan Skitt said...

Well said!