Daily Radio Bible Podcast
Boys are coming home, both were lost. Both were slaves. One to his lusts and appetites. One to is pride. But God has a way of finding lost things. Right before this story, Jesus tells a parable of a lost sheep. He says, God's like a good shepherd who finds lost sheep. He brings them home on his shoulders, calls his friends together, throws a party, because what was lost has not been found. And that's what we see in the younger brother. We're told that he came to his senses. He saw something in his father from a long distance away. And so he comes home. But the good father, the Good Shepherd, still has some work to do. There's one lost sheep still to go. The older brother, he's lost to, not in his lusts and appetites, but in his pride, it has drawn him away to a distant land to the far off country, far from his father's heart. And unlike his younger brother, he hasn't come to his senses, yet. He's still lost. Of all the ways to be lost. This is perhaps the most tragic. And in the father's words, we ought to hear his broken and pleading heart. He says, My dear son, all I have is yours. Come to your senses. My heart overflows for you. Don't let pride stand in the way blinding you from your home in my heart. I'm standing right in front of you. God is a good father, and a good shepherd. And he's always pursuing our hearts.
You may come to your senses and see him when you're far away off. Or you might come to your senses and see him standing outside your own home. Either way, he's a good father. He's a good shepherd. And he won't stop until he's found what he's looking for. Until we are fully alive, and we come to join him in the party. So see your good Father today. See the Good Shepherd today. See how he's always pursuing your heart Even today. He always has these words for you. Hear them well. My dear son, my dear daughter, all I have is yours. So come, let's join the party. And that's the prayer that I have from my own soul. That's the prayer I have for my family for my wife and my daughters and my son. And that's the prayer that I have for you. May be so