Luke 15.11-12 Parable of the Prodigal son
Was reading this parable again tonight and probably realised this point for the first time…. The reason the son returns home is to EAT not to reconcile with his father. The son is not repentant at this stage. The spiel he was preparing to give to his father was to get him food. The speech is conjured up to manipulate, not to repent……
God understands that we don’t return to him for the right motives but simply want to get something, be it something to eat, to be financially blessed or healed and that we have little to offer ie dirty rags and a made up speech.
In the parable the father holds a banquet for the lost son and it is only then after the son has been greeted with such kindness, that the son repents….
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