‘It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.’ ”
– Luke 15:32
You’re probably familiar with this story of the prodigal son. It’s a mainstay in Sunday school and a powerful picture of our Father God’s gracious forgiveness. But the end of the story has always been striking to me.
It breaks my heart, probably because I can (ashamedly) see myself in the (wrong) reaction of the prodigal’s brother. Upon hearing that his father had graciously and rejoicingly welcomed his wayward younger brother home, the older brother stomps away angry.
I’m convicted! Too often my heart gets angry when I see God’s gracious blessings poured out upon some of my brothers. “Lord help me!”
Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik
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Additional Daily Devotionals
My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers
Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon
Books on the Gospels
“Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah” by Alfred Edersheim