The younger son’s demand shows arrogance and selfishness.
The older son’s bitterness shows a lack of mercy and flexibility.
The fathers grace and mercy shows love and patience.
Sometimes we think we can find joy and freedom away from the Father and His rules, but in the end, separation from the Father is hell.
Resentment and resistance to change by the addition of lost people is a sinful attitude.
Main Point: The Father is waiting patiently to bestow love and forgiveness to anyone bold enough to come home and ask for it!