Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Self, Servant or Son?

Most people have heard the story of the prodigal son. The tale that Jesus told his followers about the man who had two sons and how one of them couldn't wait for his father to die and so demanded his inheritance in advance. He then left his home and his family before ultimately wasting all he had been given.

I have heard the story used many times to illustrate the grace of God towards those who walk away from following him, but then repent and return to the fold. There is no doubt that this was the main point that Jesus was making when telling this story to his followers, but I would like to use this story as a starting point to illustrate a deeper truth regarding the fulfilment of God's plans and purposes in the earth, and how the principle of sonship is key in all he will accomplish.