Can you be depended upon? Our God is dependable. Can God use you to build the church? The people who need the most counseling are not in church enough. What would happen if you pursued God as you would your job! Our best is found in God!!!
As the prodigal son got to a point where he didn't recognize himself in his sin. Sin has to run its course. God's goodness should draw them back and have a personal revelation. Sin drains us. There should be consequences to sin. There is right and wrong and morals. His Father needed to be a Godly example to his son. He let his son go. The son didn't want his father to see the things he wanted to do.
And then he finally took responsibility for his actions and wanted to come to his loving home. His heart was right and he wanted his father to see he had understanding.
1. We need to take sin seriously. 2. We don't think there are consequences. No consequence - a person doesn't change!!! He understood there was forgiveness in his fathers house. He became honest, confessed and repented. And received his blessing.