Growing up, one of my favorite Bible stories was the Parable of the Prodigal Son. You can read this story in Luke 15:11-32. Children’s curriculums today continue to highlight this passage for its use of colorful characters, dramatic action, and a cliffhanger of an ending. Perhaps, that is why Jesus, a Master storyteller, used this tale to teach his audience a valuable lesson.
What I find most interesting is how my understanding of the parable of the Prodigal Son has deepened over the years. Here are three ways in which God has grown my understanding of this famous story from Scripture.
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