Scripture Reading: Luke 15:11-24…
There are some chapters or books in the Bible that stand for some life situations. For examples. 1 Cor 13 is a love chapter. Hebrew 11 is a faith chapter. Genesis 1 is a creation chapter; the books of proverbs and Ecclesiastes are wisdom and how to live a fulfilling life. Psalm 51 is a forgiveness chapter. However, people never take time out to know why those books or chapters were written. King David wrote chapter 51 after God exposes his sin of adultery and murder. This same David, the God, called him the apple of His eye (Ps 17:8).
From our reading today, the prodigal son, just like king David did, went back to his father. I can picture the prodigal son’s father waiting on him every day knowing well that someday he will come back. Remember, the expectation of the righteous shall never be cut off (Pro 23:18). One thing that you should know today is that no matter what the situation is, God is waiting for you. You need to go back to him. The secret of God merry and your happiness a function of your decision to go back to God. Luke 15: 24 says they began to be merry until the prodigal son decided to go back; his father did not celebrate.
Things to ponder on, what if Adam and Eve request the forgiveness of God? What if Eli, the priest, asks God for forgiveness? What if king Saul begs God for mercy? Never assume there is no forgiveness until God said so; you know He will always forgive you (Eze 18:23, 33:11). This was how God answered Adam when Adam told Him that they were naked. Gen 3:11, Who said to you that you were naked? Saul’s refusal to ask forgiveness made him lose his throne, but Daniel meekness to demand forgiveness established his throne gave him dynasty (1Sam 2:35). Those who go back to God will always retain their space in life. I dare you today to go back to God because He is still waiting for you.
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