Day 18: A Man Had 2 Sons, Luke 15: 11-32

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Theme: A Man Had 2 Sons

Scripture : Luke 15:11-32

A certain man had 2 sons: and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give

me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his

journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he

began to be in want.

Points To Ponder

This is the story of the Prodigal Son. The word prodigal is never found in the

Bible, but we call this story by that name. Bottom line, a man had 2 sons: the

younger asked to have his inheritance now, and the older stayed and worked for

his father. The younger did what young men do… went on a trip and partied his

money away! He was the life of the party UNTIL his money ran out. Then he was

just another rich kid who no longer had funds. If you read the whole story, it got

so bad that this playboy found himself sharing food with the pigs as he fed them.

He thought to himself “even my father’s servants have it better than this. I will go

home and ask my father for a job…not to be his son again, but just to work in his

home.” My favorite part of the story comes next. The Father was sitting on the

porch, looking out on the driveway that leads to his house…and he saw a familiar

face make the turn onto the drive—it was his son! And what did he do? He ran to

him! That’s right…the Father ran to his son!

He hugged him; he put on the robe and gave him the signature ring like a son

would have.

He had them kill the fatted calf…and he said, “My son has come home to me!”

That’s exactly how God feels when we come back home to him!

Maybe you are afraid to come home because you don’t feel worthy to be taken

back.

You squandered your inheritance and ate food meant for pigs.

But…The Father has been waiting…for you to come home!

So get home…before it’s too late!

Let’s Pray Together

Lord Jesus…Please forgive me for straying away from you. I want to come home

but I know I don’t deserve your forgiveness. But I am reminded by this story

that… you are waiting patiently for me to come home. Thank you for your

forgiveness and thank you for your love that treats me like nothing ever

happened. I love you, Lord.

I’m coming home to you now,

Amen