March 28, 2019
Reading the story of the prodigal son again, I realize that there are also times I am like the older brother. Staying as close as I possibly can to you, I get angry when you lavish your incredible grace an another, clearly unworthy, person. I compare myself to them and think I have a rather impressive scorecard.
In these moments, I have completely missed the point grace. I have thought, like the older brother, that I can earn your love. The good news of the gospel is that there’s nothing I can do to make you love me more, and there’s nothing I can do to make you love me less, because you love me fully and perfectly.
Help me recognize the times I am trying to earn your love. Let me repent by turning from what I think I’ve earned on my own and turning to what Jesus has earned for me.