Rachel Canning, a high school honor student in New Jersey, has sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home. She asked for $650 a week in child support, plus tuition to her private school and attorney’s fees. A judge has denied the girl’s initial request, cautioning that the case could lead to other outrageous lawsuits from ungrateful children who could leave their parents’ home and then ask for financial support.
It seems ridiculous that a child would refuse to live with her parents and still think that she deserves the financial benefits that come with being a member of the family.
Is it any less ridiculous for a person to try to live outside the family of God and still seek the blessings of the Parent that he or she is rejecting?
“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father…”—James 1:16-17.