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Prodigal Son; Summary, Meaning

The parable of the Prodigal Son is a story about God’s redemptive grace and mercy.  It is a story of His unconditional love and forgiveness.  It is about God seeking sinners.  In Luke 15, Jesus tells about the youngest son coming to his father to ask for his inheritance ahead of time.  The youngest son would only receive one-third of the father’s inheritance in accord to the Old Testament laws in Deuteronomy 21:17.  He then took the inheritance and ran away to spend it all on having a good time. He had plenty of “friends” to help him spend it but quickly ran out of his inheritance funds.  Then he was reduced to working in a pig pen and the pigs ate better than he.  For a Jew, to tend to pigs was the height of humiliation since they were deemed unclean according to the Old Testament dietary laws.  He thought of his father’s servants

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