When the Lord first spoke this word to me, years ago, I had to look up its meaning. He was explaining the behavior of someone to me, so I could understand what was causing it. Dictionary definition: The belief that one is inherently deserving of privilege or special treatment.
Is entitlement a good thing?
“Entitlement is rarely viewed as a positive quality. But a recent study finds that a sense of entitlement can lead to one surprisingly positive outcome—increased creativity. Entitled people are unapologetic about getting what they want, when they want it, without regard for anyone else.”
There are two negative attributes to the above definitions and clarifications of entitlement: The first one is the word “inherent”. In order words, the person believes that they are entitled to certain things just because they exist. It is not based on biblical principles or God’s promises. The second is “without regard for anyone else.” This outlook on life is not love based.