The Classic Verses of the Bible by Pastor Ed Young
Look at verse 17 though. This is one of the classic verses of the Bible, one of my favorite lines. In the King James version it says he came to himself. But in this text out of the New International Version it says, “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!’” You know, an empty stomach has a way of preaching to us, doesn’t it? He was beginning to smell from the stench of the pigs. He looked at himself and he couldn’t believe what he had done. He knew that his father’s servants had it better than he did. He began to feel bad about himself.
Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end it leads to destruction.”
A little over a year ago about forty of us here in this church boarded a Lufthanza 747 flight to the Middle East. A 747 is a huge plane, a complicated plane to fly, I am sure. What if, I took a five year old boy, maybe, for example, my son, EJ, from the pre-school area, escorted him in my car to DFW airport. What if I then put him in the captain’s seat of a Lufthanza 747 jumbo jet and told him, “EJ, fly the plane. You can do it, boy, come on, fly the plane.” Now all of you are saying to yourself that that word picture is ridiculous. There is no way a five year old boy can fly a 747, he is ill-equipped for the job. We do this when we thumb our noses at God,© Copyright 2012 admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine