January Scripture: Luke 15:31

Hey everyone! This is my last post in January! The month has just flown by, hasn’t it?

I decided to do a Scripture verse for this January, and thanks to a devotional which I read, I settled on Luke 15:31.

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Luke 15:31 KJV “And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.”

Now you might be wondering why I picked that verse. I’ll explain.

So this verse is in the story Jesus tells of the Prodigal Son. We all know that the Father represents God, and the Prodigal represents someone who has backslidden and returned to Christ. But who does the older brother represent? He represents a Christian who has stayed steadfast in their faith, and never walked away from God.

The parable of the Prodigal Son has always been unique to me in that its one of the parables I actually can see myself in. Yet unlike others who see themselves in the place of the prodigal, I can sometimes see myself in the elder brother’s shoes. For example, sometimes I don’t understand why someone who’s lived a life of sin and just come to Christ, or just come back to Christ, receives something they prayed for almost immediately, when I’ve been praying for a similar thing for years, stayed faithful, and still haven’t received it.

And yet look what the father told the older brother here. All that he has is his. The younger brother already took his inheritance; everything left belongs to the older brother. He just needed to claim it. He could have taken a goat and made a feast for his friends whenever he wanted.

So when we see someone receive something for which we might have been believing for for years, or we don’t understand why God answered their prayer and we haven’t heard ours answered, we need to rejoice for them and know that ours is coming too. Everything Jesus bought for at the cross, when we accepted Him, became ours. And according to 1 Corinthians 3:21 and 23, because we are Christ’s, all things are ours! We just have to use it.

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