Flashback 2: Am I beyond Salvation’s Reach?
A Lesson from the Parable of the Prodigal Son — Luke 15 vs. 11–32
Proverbs 16 vs. 9
A man’s heart plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.
How many times have you asked yourself this question? How many times have you re-dedicated your life to Christ and recited the sinner’s prayer? How many times have you read Psalm 51 vs. 10 asking God to cleanse your heart? I don’t know the answer for those questions, because I’ve done so plenty times. I’ve abused grace and I’ve asked for it over and over again. One thing I’ve come to realise though, God is always faithful, even when you are not.
I say so because He still gives me the breath of life and the strength to walk this journey. Doors keep opening and opportunities keep coming my way. I still have a roof over my head and food on my table. At times I feel don’t deserve it and sure thing, grace/mercy is undeserved favour after all.
No one is beyond the reach of salvation because Christ died for all our sins. All of them! The ones you committed yesterday, today or even tomorrow. So keep it real, stay faithful and true to who you are as God designed you to be and like they say, keep doing the most.
Charles Spurgeon in his book, All of Grace, says, “Read carefully the parable of the prodigal son, and see how the forgiving father received the returning wanderer with as much love as if he had never gone away, and had never defiled himself with harlots. So far did he carry this that the elder brother began to grumble at it; but the father never withdrew his love. Oh my brother, however guilty you may be, if you will only come back to your God and Father, He will treat you as if you had never done wrong! He will regard you as just, and deal with you accordingly. What say you to this?”