Today I read this quote from Pastor Tullian:
If you’re suffering and you’re angry, bitter, and joyless it means you’ve idolized whatever it is you’re losing.
Then about 60 seconds later I read this question from Paul Tripp:
"How is your present disappointment, discouragement, or grief a window on what has actually captured your heart?"
They've given me a lot to think about today. It seems like there is still a lot of elder brother in me. As often as I preach the gospel, evidently I am still tenaciously committed to my own self-salvation project.
Thankfully, the Father invites the elder brother to the feast just as He welcomes the younger brother.