_ 110915 PRODIGAL

(CLICK THE PICTURE) Good morning everyone and praise the Lord for another wonderful day. The word “Prodigal” popped into my spirit and I thought about the New Testament parable instantly but the Holy Spirit said “compare”. The thought also crossed my mind that most don’t know the meaning of prodigal so I went and got the meaning from the dictionary:

Main Entry: 1prod·i·gal

Pronunciation: \prä-di-gəl\

Function: adjective

Etymology: Latin prodigus, from prodigere to drive away, squander, from pro-, prod- forth + agere to drive — more

Date: 15th century

1 : characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure : lavish <a prodigal feast> <prodigal outlays for her clothes>
2 : recklessly spendthrift <the prodigal prince>
3 : yielding abundantly : luxuriant —often used with of <nature has been so prodigal of her bounty — H. T. Buckle>

Let the word bless you today.

Today’s Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, I come before You this morning standing in the gap for my brothers and sisters everywhere to say that we can’t be considered true disciples of Jesus on Sundays unless we strive EVERY DAY for higher ground in our spiritual walk. Help us daily to refuse anything in action or thought that would pull us away from You. Fill us with an intense desire to be as righteous as You want us to be. I present this and all things to you in the wonderful name of Jesus, Amen and Amen.

Let’s eat.

Two Prodigals

Under Law

Expelled, condemned, stoned Under Grace

Deuteronomy 21:18-20 –

Suppose a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey his father or mother, even though they discipline him. In such a case, the father and mother must take the son to the elders as they hold court at the town gate. The parents must say to the elders, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious and refuses to obey. He is a glutton and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of his town must stone him to death. In this way, you will purge this evil from among you, and all Israel will hear about it and be afraid.

Under the new Covenant

Received and forgiven

Luke 15:11-24 –

To illustrate the point further, Jesus told them this story: “A man had two sons. The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons. “A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there he wasted all his money in wild living. About the time his money ran out, a great famine swept over the land, and he began to starve. He persuaded a local farmer to hire him, and the man sent him into his fields to feed the pigs. The young man became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the pigs looked good to him. But no one gave him anything. “When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.”’ “So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son.’ “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began.

Let all of that soak in. Class dismissed.

Quote of the Day

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

Corrie Ten Boom

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