Luke 15:11 – 32
KJV:And he said, A certain man had two sons:
KJV:And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
KJV:And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
KJV:And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
KJV:And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
KJV:And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
KJV:And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
KJV:I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
KJV:And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
KJV:And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
KJV:And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
KJV:But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
KJV:And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
KJV:For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
KJV:Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
KJV:And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
KJV:And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
KJV:And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
KJV:And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
KJV:But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
KJV:And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
KJV:It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
This is a story that every Christian knows: The story of the prodigal son.
Like my friend would always tell me, every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. No matter how dark and ugly you think your past is; no matter how dirty you think your linen is, God is ever ready to make you a new being and ever humble to wash your dirty linen. If you let him.
A portion of the Bible I enjoy reading is this:
10:Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11:Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12:Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Psalm 51:10 – 12.
God loves you. Remain blessed. ♥
Inspired by the Daily Prompt: Extravagant