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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

In His Word Wednesday: Luke 15:24

Luke 15:24
'For this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' And they began to be merry.

In Luke 15, starting in verse 11, Jesus tells a parable which illustrates how God longs for us to return to Him if we have wandered away in sin. The parable tells of a son who took his inheritance and went away from his father into a far country and wasted his inheritance in riotous living. He became destitute and hired out to feed pigs. He became so hungry he even wanted to eat what the pigs ate. He decided to go back to his father and hire out as one of his hired servants. Verse 20 says, "And he rose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him."

In this parable the father represents God. Christ gave us this parable to show how anxious God is to have us come back if we have wandered away from Him in sin. God will run to us with open arms if we will only come back to Him.

7 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful parable! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is one of my favorite parable. Thanks for sharing

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  3. Wonderful message again - I always look forward to In His Word wednesday on your blog.

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  4. I love this parable. It a beautiful picture of our Father's longing for us to be with Him.

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  5. Beautifully said! Thank you for the Godly encouragement.

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  6. Thank you all for your encouragement and beautiful comments.

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Thanks for reading my post. I enjoy hearing your thoughts. Tisha