“Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.” Luke 15: 11–21
The prodigal son believed that both his father and the God they believed in could not forgive him of all his sins. He was wrong on both counts. There is no restoration without forgiveness.
“that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation”. 2 Corinthians 5:19
Your Worth is determined by God’s love not your past
The prodigal measured his worth by his performance as did his elder brother. It was their father who revealed that the worth or value he had for both of them had nothing to do with what they did or didn’t do or how great they had sinned. It was their father’s love for them that unveiled their worth to him not their flaws, failures and sins. If we don’t see our value and worth from our Heavenly father’s perspective, we won’t walk in all He has provided for us. We aren’t worthy of God’s love because of who we are or based on what we have done but based solely on who He is to us. His love determines our worth not our past.
Don’t let your past define you
God’s value of you is so great He gave the most valuable thing in Heaven, His son to pay the ultimate price to redeem you.
How we live and conduct our life as believers today is in direct correlation to the value we believe God has for us. When the prodigal saw that his father could and would forgive him, he experienced a new level of intimacy, joy and celebration with his father. Don’t let your past define you, let God’s love for you, determine your value and unveil the future He has for you.
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