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Jesus Tells the Parable of a Father and His Two Sons #2 (Luke 15:17-24)

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

LESSONS FROM A PENITENT SON AND A COMPASSIONATE FATHER (Luke 15:17-24)

Sin is stupid when we see it realistically. The wasteful and foolish younger son had spent everything in a far land, and finds himself desolate and desperate, feeding pigs and eating their food. In these circumstances, this son comes to his senses. He realizes how foolish his choices were, how bad his sin was, and how obvious the results of sin were. The things he rejected – his father and the structure and responsibility of family – now seemed incredibly favorable and acceptable. Even the lowest hired hand of his father had plenty to eat. The desolate son repents of his sin and makes plans to return to his father and confess his sinfulness, and to request to be a hired hand. He acts on his decision and heads home. Before he reaches his home, he is seen by his father, who responds with the most amazing actions. Jesus emphasizes God’s view of a repentant sinner and the joy which God embraces him.

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