29 Aug “Parable of the Prodigal Son” part 3
(1) Jesus portrays the father as waiting for his son, perhaps daily searching the distant road, hoping for his appearance movie Inlang. The father notices him while he was still a long way off. The father’s compassion assumes some knowledge of the son’s pitiful state, possibly from reports sent home, see how the father runs to greet his son (Luke 15:20) and why would he break convention for this wayward child who has sinned against him qt designer? (1 Peter 5:14)
(2) The Father is so filled with joy at his son’s return that he doesn’t even let him finish his confession, nor doe he question or lecture him, instead, he unconditionally forgives him and accepts him back into fellowship 영화 아고라 다운로드. The father running to his son, greeting him with a kiss and ordering the celebration is a picture of how our Heavenly Father feels towards sinners who repent MacDrive. God greatly loves us, patiently waits for us to repent so he can show us His great mercy (2 Peter 3:9)
(3) The prodigal son was satisfied to return home as a slave, but to his surprise and delight is restored back into the full privilege of being his father’s son 유니캐드 다운로드. He had been transformed from a state of destitution to complete restoration. that is what god’s grace does for a repentant sinner (Psalm 40:2; 103:40 Not only are we forgiven, but we receive a spirit of sonship as His children, heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ of His incomparable riches (Rom. 8:16-17)
(4) The father then orders the servants to bring the best robe – a sign of dignity and honor and proof of the prodigal’s acceptance back into the family; a ring for his son’s hand – a sign of authority and sonship; and sandals for his feet – assign of not being a servant, as servants did not wear shoes: All these things represent what we receive in Christ upon salvation.
(5) A fattened calf is prepared and a party is held, notice that Christ’s blood was shed as atonement for sin – Heb. 9:22. Had the boy been dealt with according to the Law, there would have been a funeral, not a celebration. The Lord does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. (Psalm 103:10-13) Instead of condemnation, there is rejoicing for a son who had been dead but now is alive, once lost but now found, this was our state before our conversion to Christ. This is a picture of what occurs in heaven over one repentant sinner (Luke 15:7, 10)