12 Sep “Parable of the Prodigal Son”
(2) He would have been the host at the feast to celebrate his brother’s return, yet he remains in the field instead of in the house where he should have been and this act alone would have brought public disgrace upon the father, yet still, the father, with great patience, goes to his angry and hurting son and he does not rebuke him as his actions and disrespectful address of his father warrant – Luke 15:29, even he avoids acknowledging that the prodigal is his own brother -V.30
(3) In essence, the older brother is saying that he was the one worthy of the celebration and his father had been ungrateful for all his work 차세대 전자바우처 다운로드. Now the one who had squandered his wealth was getting what he, the older son, deserved but the father tenderly addresses his oldest as “my son” v.31 and corrects the error in his thinking by referring to the prodigal son as this brother of yours V.32 mac os sierra. The father’s response, “we had to celebrate” suggest that the elder brother should have joined in the celebration.
(4) The older brother’s focus was on himself, and as a result there is no joy in his brother’s arrival home (Jews and Gentiles) He is so consumed with issues of unforgiveness, justice, holier than thou, selfishness that he fails to see the value of his brother’s repentance and return Call of Duty 2 download. The older brother allows anger to take root in his heart to the point that he is unable to show compassion towards his brother. He chooses suffering and isolation over restoration and reconciliation (Matt. 5:24; 6:14-15)
(5) The older brother sees his brother’s return as a threat to his own inheritance, concerned with worldly goods, but the wise father seeks to bring restoration by pointing out that all he has is and has always been available for the asking to his obedient son. The older son never utilized the blessings at his disposal (Gal. 5:22) See the Pharisees with their religion of good works (Rom.9:31-33; 10:3) They failed to understand the grace of God and failed to comprehend the meaning of forgiveness.
(6) The picture of the father receiving the son back into relationship is a picture of how we should respond to repentant sinners as well (1 John 4:20-21; Luke 17:3) We must remember that all our righteous acts are like filthy rags apart from Christ. It is only by God’s grace that we are saved, not by works that we may boast of (Eph. 2:9; Rom. 9:16) This is the core message of the Parable of the Prodigal Son.