The father then calls the son to join him in the celebration. All his natural confidence is gone. He is their only hope. A true son seeks the glory of the father. The theme of the parable is grace toward the prodigal. We do indeed have a Heavenly Father who greatly desires for each of us to repent of our sins so we can be part of His eternal family.
Let us take a closer look at each of the three main characters of this story. The older son also prejudged his brother—assuming he was unrepentant—without talking to him about his experiences in the foreign land and his reason for returning home. For many years, the action carried my interpretation of the story. Instead, we should take our cue from our forgiving and caring Father. Instead of condemnation, there is rejoicing for a son who had been dead but now is alive, who once was lost but now is found Romans 8:1; John 5:24. In this story, the shepherd had 100 sheep.
They failed to understand the grace of God and failed to comprehend the meaning of forgiveness. When the father reaches his son, not only does he throw his arms around him, but he also greets him with a kiss of love 1 Peter 5:14. Gentle correction can be effective when a trusting and considerate relationship is already present. If we return with a broken heart and a contrite spirit we will always be forgiven. Now the one who had squandered his wealth was getting what he, the older son, deserved.
He wanted his share of the inheritance, and he wanted it immediately. The story shows the greatness of God and His caring for each individual as beautifully explained in the parable. A person… © Copyright of Barefoot Law. The same is said for those of us who walk uprightly before the Lord and are obedient towards Him. The youngest sonrepresents Israel and the oldest son represents the Pharisees andthe scribes. Luke 15 first gives the parable of the lost sheep and then provides the parable of the lost coin.
Talk with the child the importance of repentance and explain the way the lost son has returned home. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess. To begin with, if we think of it, if a son asks a father of property division while he was still alive, in today's times, it wouldn't be without quarrels, legal lawsuits, and ego clashing that a man would let his son take his property to recklessly waste it. Apparently, once his wealth was gone, so were his friends. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. We think about the money wasted, the time spent in pursuit of things that, when realized, were so empty and void. But there was also the empty place created by the one who a long while back had chosen to leave and go far away from his home.
The oldest son is prejudiced towards the youngest son because theyoungest son is treated well, given a lot of attention etc by thefather. Even after certain victories, they feel empty and lost. I was wrong in my decision to leave the home. When Jesus tells this parable some Pharisees and scribes are alsolistening: Luke 15:1 Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near toHim to hear Him. He is a forgiving Father! As an ordained pastor, he served in full-time children's ministry for 10 years before following a call to international mission work.
In the gospels we can see Jesus paid a lot of attention to theordinary people of Israel the scribes and Pharisees of the day werejealous because they thought they were the spiritual men of Israel. What do we think of them? Perhaps, that is why Jesus, a Master storyteller, used this tale to teach his audience a valuable lesson. The father holds nothing back to receive or to celebrate his child. Did he no longer respect his father? Outwardly they lived blameless lives, but inwardly their attitudes were abominable Matthew 23:25-28. My readiness to accept, cover, and take care of others defines my greatness. That is how it will be one day for those who wait.
In the Gospels of the New Testament, Jesus uses parables to give lessons to his disciples. A sinful state is a departure and distance from God Romans 1:21. He sees him and runs to receive him. As Christians, we cannot afford to prejudge people we meet. And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living. Believing she has been forgiven of much, she loves much, and desires to point others to Christ and His redemptive and transforming power.