Friday, August 13, 2021

Daily Devotion: The Prodigal Son

Bible Reading: Luke 15:11-24

Key Verse: Verse 13 – “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."

Key Words: took his journey into a far country

The prodigal son looked at the world and saw pleasure and looked at the father and saw no pleasure. His eyes were open to worldly pleasure but not to Godly righteousness.

In the Benjamin Franklin Museum of Philadelphia is a display of rocks, housed in a special room that is entered by a corridor shrouded in darkness. The darkness is necessary to accustom the eyes to a different light diffused in the special exhibit room. The light in the exhibit room is an indirect fluorescent light of rays that are ordinarily invisible to the human eye. In the darkness this light shines upon rocks that
ordinarily appear gray and dun-brown; in the new light they glow with a brilliance and beauty that is incredible.

So it is with the righteousness of God as seen through the eyes of the world and as seen through the eyes of the Spirit.

The world looks upon the righteousness of God as a drab thing, even imagining that it robs man of the happiness that the world promises so freely and gives so poorly. Around the shoulders of the poorest sinner shall be draped the robe of the divine righteousness, unto all and upon all who believe.

What to do:
✞Without the righteousness of God in our lives, the greatest moment of pleasure will soon turn into our greatest sorrow.  (Just something for us all to remember.)

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