Write the week’s memory verse three times today. Begin to set it in your heart.
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
1Peter 4:8 ESV
Have you begun to make the Word flesh through 1Corinthians 13:4-7? Consider taking it in small pieces. Prayerfully consider a few aspects of the spirit of love each day this week.
Read Luke 15:11-12
Would you have done the same? Divided your estate and given the youngest his portion? Why or why not?
Read Luke 15:13
How would you have responded to the son’s leaving?
Read Luke 15:14-16
What would have gone through your mind when you thought of your son out there… somewhere?
Read Luke 15:17-24
Would you have thrown a party and celebrated the son’s return? Think about how others might counsel you in the parenting of this wayward child. What would they say?
The son’s reckless spending of all the father worked for was a waste, but none of it mattered. It doesn’t matter to God either. Is there something keeping you from this kind of love when it comes to someone in your life? How is God calling you to love?