The story of the prodigal son
For centuries the parable of the prodigal son is one of the best parables in the bible. Some interpreted the parable as a representation of the three characters and three types of persons. The father being the Father in heaven who forgives sinners and welcome them back. The eldest son represents the unforgiving heart, and the youngest “prodigal” as the sinner.http://www.megaessays.com/viewpaper/96647.html
Or it could mean something else too:
As a father, you will not allow your son to get into trouble. What kind of father are you that you give in to the wishes of someone you love just because he asked for it.
The Father God in heaven, in all His knowing state, will not give something to His son when He knows will bring him to damnation. For damnation is not from God. Only goodness comes from the Father.
James 1:17 (King James Version)
17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Here is the whole story of the prodigal son as written in the bible.
Luke 15:11-32 (King James Version)
11And he said, A certain man had two sons:
12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
13And 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.
14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
17And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
19And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
20And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
21And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
22But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
25Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
26And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
27And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
28And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
29And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
30But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
31And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
32It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
In summary, which is which? For the father, in his lavish love for his son, acted lavishly when he gave in to his son’s request to harvest not in season. The parable of the prodigal son is more likely the parable of the prodigal father.
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Luke 21:15 (King James Version)
15For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift!