The Prodigal

The Prodigal

By George Feldman

Our subject pictured above has hit rock bottom circumstantially. The only ones content are the hogs taking a siesta. From appearances it would be hard to believe the young man came from a wealthy family. The story of how he requested his inheritance from his father and squandered it in reckless living and a dissipated lifestyle is recorded in Luke 15:11-32. Added to this was a famine that worsened his situation and he ended up with an occupation feeding swine which was a despicable and insulting job for a Jewish person. However, the noteworthy high point of the story is that he came to his senses realizing his father's slaves were living better than he was! His decision to go back home and throw himself on his father's mercy to be restored to the family, acknowledging that he had first of all sinned against God, serves to illustrate the repentant sinner being welcomed back home by a loving and forgiving father.

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The Word of Truth for Today 25

By Joseph L. Watkins

Yes, the Word of Truth For Today, that is the Truth we seek today. Some years ago (June 1996, oh, how the time goes) we began this column under the title, The Word of Truth. It soon became subtitled, "Dividing the Word of Truth" as it became increasingly apparent that such a work was needed in many folks' lives. We now return to our original goal, "The Word of Truth For Today" - that distinctive, unique message out of God dispensed with this age and His eternal purpose in His view.

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