Your Daily Dose
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
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
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,