Re:Verse reading–Luke 15:1-2, 11-32 (day five)
The effects of sin are clearly portrayed in the heart and life of the younger son. His sin separates him (by his own choosing) from his father.
The older brother has sin he must deal with as well. The effects are more subtle, yet just as damaging. He was unable to see and sense the grace and kindness of his father. He perceived obstacles rather than opportunities. He demonstrated worry rather than worship. Without ever changing locations, he was just as “far away” from his father as the younger brother.
It’s time to examine our hearts (believers/older brothers)!! Do we still sense and see the grace and kindness of God at work in the world? Do we rejoice and worship when God saves and restores human hearts?