What Jesus Did! 'We Must Celebrate' — Luke 15:31-32

Thursday, September 17, 2015

"But the father said to him, 'Son, you are always with me. All that I have is yours too. We must be happy and have a party; because your brother was dead, but now he is alive. He was lost, but now he is found.'"
— Luke 15:31-32 NLT
Illustration of Luke 15:31-32 NLT —  We must be happy and have a party; because your brother was dead, but now he is alive.

Key Thought

When sinners come to salvation, celebration isn't optional! The angels in heaven celebrate. The Father celebrates. God's children must celebrate!

Today's Prayer

Father, I pray for a great harvest in our day so that your people can bring you the joy of heaven's celebration and the lost in our world can come to know you as their Father. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Luke 15:7, 14
  • Luke 19:6-10
  • Luke 3:4-6

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.