Christian Devotional – September 7, 2017

Entitlement. In 2nd Thessalonians chapter three, verses 6 through 13, we see an interesting statement by Paul. Paul continues to tell the people of Thessalonica the importance of maintaining discipline and acting in a way that represents Christ. He points to himself and his followers as an example of that while he was there with them. Then he goes on to say that the work that people do is of importance and they should be rewarded for their work. However, if they don’t work, then they shouldn’t receive anything. This speaks directly to the sense of entitlement that so many people have in today’s society. If someone has the ability to work, then they should do what they do and do it to the best of their ability. People who choose not to do what they can do should not expect to receive anything. There should be no reward for laziness. Are we working? Are we doing all that we can do so that we are not a burden to anyone for any reason?

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