The Prodigal Son by Pastor Ed Young
? I am not talking about your aptitude, I am talking about your attitude. Is your attitude like Christ’s, humble, ready or is your attitude like the world’s, blaming. If you have the proper Christ-like attitude, you altitude will be phenomenal and you will be able to live on another plane, never, ever again playing the seductive, depressing, debilitating, disgusting Blame Game.
It looks so good, it looks so right but the destruction phase is brutal. “After he had spent everything, there was a sever famine in that whole country, and…” I love this text, “…he began to be in need.” Have you ever felt like you were really in need in a relationship? Have you ever felt like you were in need spiritually? Have you ever felt like you were in need financially? That is a tough situation. We are talking about in dire need here. This man was Jewish and he is going to do something that was detestable, that was the lowest of the low for a Jew to do. Follow with me in verse 15. This is almost unbelievable.
“So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs.” Jews believed that pigs were unclean. Here is the prodigal son, the man who had the Range Rover chariot that was broken down, the man who had the designer clothes that were all tattered, the man who had to sell his jewelry to the pawn shop, working with pigs. And the Bible says that he wanted to eat the pods there were being fed to the pigs. In other words he was trying to elbow out Arnold Ziffle for some more food. In the mud and the mire of a pig sty. Our man has gone, that quickly, from the pinnacle to the pit.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine