This is a very sad story of the two sons.
Things were fine at home and they lived comfortably, but the
younger son wasn't happy and asked for his inheritance.
It's tragic for young people to become so foolish as this younger
son. He had such high thoughts of himself that he demanded his portion of the inheritance.
One can expect it from the younger son, as his brain was probably also still young and
It's no small thing to have children. We thank God there are those
children who are faithful to the Lord. We must look especially at the younger ones as they
seem to get the satanic influence quicker.
It's heartsore to see a parent leading his child into the forest,
destroying his life by teaching them wrong. Every parent must be very careful with their
children as their blood will be required of their hand.
You might rejoice to get children but woe to you if you fail to
lead the child in the way of the Lord.
The foolishness of the younger son started with him demanding the
portion of his inheritance. The father complied and not many days later he left his happy
home for a far country on his own, going his own way.
God finds no pleasure in the death of the wicked. But if you
choose hell then that's where you'll go.
In the Old Testament, if a child stubbornly refused to obey its
parents it is to be stoned! There is still judgement for disobedience to God's clear
command. You cannot expect blessing if you do not walk in the way of blessing. Then your
future would rather be cursed if you refuse God's instruction, even while you look for
It didn't take long for the son to squander all his inheritance
with profligate living and soon he had nothing left. He didn't even have food to eat.
Some wonder why they have constant trouble in their lives. Well
God makes it clear that if you want a long satisfied life, obey your patents. You might
think you know better than your parents, but it won't take long from the time you think
that before you lose all.
You might think your parents don't understand, but you're the one
that doesn't understand. Your parents' desire is only your best interest.
We read that when he ran out of food he joined himself to a swine
farmer. It implies that he even became homosexual. That's the curse that would come upon
you if you backchat, cheek your parents and stubbornly go your own way. You might think
that you're wiser than your parents but your future will be terrible. You're so full of
your own wisdom but that cunning of yours will drive you mad.
Write a letter and ask for forgiveness from your parents, before
it's too late. What type of child are you to your parents? If you couldn't care less how
you treat your parents - well, continue in your way and these curses will befall you.
However by the grace of God it dawned upon this boy that he had
sinned against his parents and he begged for forgiveness, and acknowledged that he had
sinned against his dad and God.
But this is astonishing, while the boy was afar off his father saw
him, ran to him and embraced him! Note that his father didn't run after him and
compromised his principles when the child left home and lived a promiscuous life. It was
not until the boy saw his sin and came to his father for forgiveness, only then were they
united. The father did not go after his son into the pigsty. If you run after your child
into his or her pigsty of sin, you become a pig too.
The heart of a parent is amazing. He embraced him and forgave him
all, in stead of keeping it against him.
The older brother was not the same as the father, but couldn't
accept that his father forgave him all after all the evil he had done. When he saw what
his father did when receiving his brother back, he couldn't accept it.
The older son should have understood well that he and his father
was like one, but he saw himself as separate.
Are there some old Christians with the attitude of this older son?
You must repent of that sin.
This father rejoiced when he had sons but later they brought great
trouble to him. First he lost the younger son, and when he came back in repentance he lost
his elder brother.
Don't just be happy when you get children but fear lest they turn
your head grey by their disobedience, stubbornly going their own way.
Don't say your child is not yet born again. No, the Bible demands
obedience from children, whether they are born again or not.