Prodigals Come Home

Prodigals Come Home

“Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.” Isaiah 40:2 The Lord looked upon His people and reached out to comfort them in their distress. He held His beloved close and whispered in her ear that everything was going to be okay. Israel represents mankind in this story. She has run away, seeking her own pleasures and lusts. She represents rebellion and moral failure. She has come to the end of herself and has experienced the horror of warfare brought on by her own rejection of God. Jesus described this very scenario in His parable of the prodigal son: “A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. And not many days after, the younger son...
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