THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A lady was having a discussion with her doctor concerning the
delivery of her baby.
This was no ordinary lady; she was a distinctive manager of a
large manufacturing concern.
She asked, "What's this I hear about "twilight sleep?""
The doctor said, "Yes, that is an anesthetic used in labor."
She asked, "Well, can management use it also?"
11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:
12 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.
Light from the Word.
The prodigal son had a "gimmie" attitude.
What would become his as a matter of inheritance,
he wanted NOW!
His request indicated a calloused heart, unconcerned
for the feelings of his father (and brother).
How often do we approach God with this "gimmie" attitude?
How often do we approach our labor in the Lord with this attitude?
Let us be aware that the purpose of our creation is to
please the Father!
He is the Almighty, Eternal God!
God is not an "errand boy!"
When we approach God in prayer, we should be more considerate
of HIS WILL than our desires!
The prodigal son found that his "gimmie" attitude led him to the
First, he lost his coat, then he lost his shirt, then --
he came to HIMSELF!
It was only when he went to his father with a repentant heart,
willing to become a servant that he was restored to a
right relationship with his father.
Lord, please help us to pray!
And please help us to pray "not MY will but THINE be done!"