A Certain Man Had Two Sons

 - Song Insight

Song written 2010 MP3 RA WMP

I love a good story. Jesus was an excellent storyteller, He was just captivating, people would listen to Him for hours. He told 3 stories in Luke chapter 15, and they are all so well said. They have so many good morals. In this song I tell one of these stories word for word. It has come to be known as the parable of The Prodigal Son.

After this boy had wasted his substance on riotous living he came to himself and admitted he had sinned. He went and confessed to his father "Father I have sinned..." But before he had the chance to finish His father received him in and lavishly celebrated his return saying his son was dead but now he's alive, he was lost but now he's found.

Are you dead and lost in sin? This younger son wasted his substance on riotous living. Are you wasting what God has given you? Have you wasted your mind on dirty thoughts? Have you wasted your time on selfishness? Have you wasted your speech on dirty or cutting words? Only you and God know what you have done, so seriously think about it. Sure it's much easier to say like his elder brother "Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment:" But oh how we need to honestly come to ourselves and view our own "wasted substance". We must confess those deep inner sins we have been hiding from and admit "Father, I have sinned!" You know what He will do? He'll receive you, and with great joy and He will rejoice over you saying "This my son was dead and is alive again! He was lost and now is found!

Here's my Dad and brothers acting out this story. We had a blast...

A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his
father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he
divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son
gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there
wasted his substance with riotous living.

And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he
began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that
country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain
have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave
unto him.

And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's
have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and
go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against
heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me
as one of thy hired servants.

And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off,
his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and
kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven,
and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father
said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put
a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf,
and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is
alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the
house, he heard musick and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and
asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come;
and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him
safe and sound. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his
father out, and intreated him. And he answering said to his father, Lo,
these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy
commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry
with my friends: But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured
thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. And he
said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It
was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was
dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
-The Parable of the Prodigal Son, by Jesus (Luke 15)
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