OYB April 12

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted April 15, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Joshua 5-6, Joshua 7:1-15
NT: Luke 15
Ps: Psalm 81
Pr: Proverbs 13:1

Today´s notable verse:

31 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'

Luke 15:31-32 (NIV)

I think the moral of this parable involves more than just the prodigal son. The faithful son receives instruction and a promise: while great is the rejoicing for the son who has returned to the father, great as well is the blessing to come to the faithful son. The celebration for the return of the prodigal son lasts but for a moment; the inheritance of the faithful son is eternal. It is also important to bear in mind that each of us is both the prodigal son and also the faithful son. Through and like our father Adam, we squandered God's original inheritance for us; but through Christ, our Father God has restored to us our inheritance: life as He would have us live it; life eternal.

The One Year Bible Blog's commentary for today.