Luke 15: Parable Of A Prodigal Son

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Have you ever lost something and found it later on? In Luke 15: 11-32 scripture tells of a Parable of a Prodigal son which tells a story of how a father gave his youngest son his inheritance and left home and then came back. The story introduces the term Prodigal which means something very wasteful. In biblical days, telling a story often leads to the term parable which often came with a moral or spiritual lesson. In the Parable of a Prodigal Son, a man had two sons. The younger son obtains his inheritance early from his father and left to a far country. Soon after he had left, he had spent all his inheritance from his father. After a famine hit the land where the son was, he realized he must return home and ask to be accepted back into …show more content…
In Luke 15:21 (KJV), “Father I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son; make me one of thy hired servants.” Father I have sinned against heaven and before thee brings the question how had the son sinned against his father (Millet, 2012)? First, the son had left his father and caused his father to miss him and cause unnecessary worrying (Millet, 2012). Secondly, the son had acted out of selfishness to go engage in behavior that only put him first and left everyone else around him to be nowhere. After the son had realized this in verse Luke 15: 20 (KJV), and “He arose and came to his father.” He knew where he needed to go to get his life back together. Life sometimes can throw hardships that make people question their purpose here on this earth and have nowhere to turn. Christians turn to God to find their purpose. The Prodigal Son went to his father and chose to change his unsatisfactory life he was living. Thus, the son understand his wrongdoing in saying “I have sinned” which represents his confession of a sinner. Often time’s people have a hard time confessing their sins and confessing the truth of their wrongdoings. For the most part, when they do ask for forgiveness it is often associated with confessions of a sinner. In Luke 15: 21 the son feels not worthy to be called thy son and asked his father to make him a servant. He has asked his father to make him less than how his father sees him. So then, the father accepted his son’s confessions of his wrongdoings but refused his sons request to be a servant. As Christians, sometimes it seems as though they can’t be worthy enough to be accepted back in God’s eyes, but by the father accepting his son’s confessions shows us that it can be

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