Our human concept is contrary to God’s concept that He wants us to enjoy Him. When the prodigal son returned to his father, he intended to say, “I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants” (Luke 15:19). Once he has repented, a fallen sinner always thinks of working for God or serving God to obtain God’s favor, not knowing that this thought is against God’s love and grace and is an insult to His heart and intent. God’s desire is for us to enjoy Him. According to human principles, we work first and then we receive payment for our work. The prodigal son also wanted to ask his father to take him as a servant so that he could work for his father and then have something to eat, something on which to live. But the father brought his son to the table right away. This means that the father wanted his son to enjoy first and then work.
In today’s Christianity much is said about serving, worshiping, and working for God. But we must see that we need to enjoy God.
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