by: Pastor Isaias T. Songcuan Jr.
In the book of Luke Chapter 15 verses 11-31 from the Holy Bible. Talks about the “Prodigal Son.” This Parable makes it obvious that GOD was at work. The Father is watching for his lost son, waiting for him, longing for him. While the father wait for his son’s return, he was able to see the younger son when he was still a long way off. Then the father runs toward his son. The father embraced him, he dearly loves him, and the father give him gifts. The Father was fully aware of his son’s behavior and lifestyle. The son disrespected Him, acted outrageously and in the end, his son lost everything. In spite of all, the father lavishes on his son’s return by celebrating extravagantly.
This is a Wonderful picture of the great love of GOD toward us. When we come to Him, Jesus Christ washes away all our evil deeds and not holding them against us. As it is written in Micah 7:19, “He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea (KJV).
The Parable of the prodigal son also shows the attitude of self-righteous. This sin was pictured by the older son. He quarreled with his Father that the younger son had messed up and yet the Father prepared for him the “fattened calf. ” The older brother considered himself better than his younger brother. He could not share with his Father’s joy. The older son’s hardness of heart made him unaware of the riches available to him in his Father’s house. He had no more love for the Father. The eldest son forgotten of all the good things the Father freely provided for him at all times.
Both sin and self-righteousness separate us from GOD . We all acquire GOD’s grace; His “unearned, unmerited” Love for us. HE always continues to seek after us, regardless of state that we are in. We all have sinned and deserves GOD’s Judgement. GOD the Father sent His Son Jesus Christ to satisfy that Judgement. Jesus Christ, the eternal son of GOD who lived a sinless life. He Loves us so much that he died for our sins; taking the punishment that we deserve. He was buried, and rose from the dead according to the scriptures (Mark 16:6). IF you truly believe and receive Jesus Christ alone as your Savior; declaring “JESUS IS LORD” in your life then you will be saved from judgement and spend Eternity with GOD in heaven. This is how much God loves us. Jesus love is available for everyone who truly seek Him.
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