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YIELDING (Not unto)

December 29, 2014

Monday

 

Luke 15:13-16

 

Self Respect

Self Indulgence

“And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living. “Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished. “So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his

fields to feed . He would gladly have filled himself with the husks the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

 

 

LESSON

 

The younger son turned his assets into cash, and then departed to “live it up.” He may have wanted to “find himself,” but he ended up losing himself. In the first parable, the sheep got lost because of its nature to wander away. In the second, the coin was lost due to circumstances beyond its control. In this third parable, the son gets lost as a result of his own choice. Feeding pigs was, of course, unclean work for a Jew, and a job that any self-respecting Jew would only do out of total desperation . However, the younger son was willing to do this because his need had become so great.

Where are you today? Are you lost in the far country? Do you need to come home? If you do, there is no better time to do that than right now. The Heavenly Father is waiting to receive you, clean you up, wrap you in His righteousness and begin the celebration. 

 

Memory Verse: Proverbs 21:20

 

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