Sunday School Prep - Year 1 - Spring
This is a parable which teaches us to be on guard against work righteousness, and cling only to God’s grace and promises through Christ Jesus. He has promised us an inheritance in heaven, that is more than enough for us. We laborer because we want others to share in that inheritance, not because we want
We see in this parable a warning against two attitudes both of which are sinful. On the one hand the sinful, wanton wastefulness of the younger son which indulges in sin is contrary to God’s word. On the other hand the puritanical attitude of the elder which despises all fun and even despises other sinners.
There are only two times when Jesus praises someone’s faith, both are gentiles. Those of us who have had the gospel since birth often take it for granted and fail to treasure it as we should. This woman who was born outside of God’s people truly treasured the gift she received in Jesus Christ.