God’s Choices and Our Choices

The son’s choices: bad and good

Both father and son made two choices (Luke 15:11-32).

The son decided to leave home. His father gave him the inheritance he demanded—and watched him go.

But when the son lost everything, he turned his feet toward home.

The Father’s gracious choice

The father chose to give his penitent son a huge welcome–robe, ring, shoes, party—the whole shebang.

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God lavishes His grace on us not because we deserve it—we don’t—but because He loves us.

The son’s choice to leave was met with the father’s choice to let him go. The son’s choice to return was met with the father’s choice to welcome him with a big celebration.

Our choices determine God’s choices. He lets us go if we leave. But when we come home….

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