In continuation of our insight into the parable of the prodigal son, we are compelled to see him representing man as ungrateful ingrate who thought of his pleasure alone without the biblical maxim of “faith and work” as being inseparable. James 2:20 says “Faith without work is dead”. Up to the point of losing all his inheritance, he showed no divine love of God, his neighbor and himself, in particular. As he reflected on what he was missing in his father’s house, he was at the stage of rekindling the light of love for the father (God). The nostalgic feeling for the gracious life in his father’s estate (God’s Kingdom) led to his repentance. He realized his sinfulness and decided to return to his father and confess his sins so as to be re-admitted into his father’s household (God’s Kingdom)
For divine love to reign and be given free rein, carnal love, love of money or power associated with post at work or in the community, wealth, birth and much more must be subdued. Having put all these in place, divine love and righteousness will be achievable. Corinthians 6: 9-10; Luke 15: 11-32 (NKJV). God loves everyone and does not reject anyone. This is why God and the heavens rejoice when a sinner repents and returns to the realm of God. Believe in Christ Jesus as Lord and savior and doing the father’s will are prerequisites to the Kingdom of God by his grace.