June, 2017

“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! (Luke 15:17 ESV)


Coming to our Senses Probably one of the greatest stories in all of literature is the biblical account of the prodigal son.

The younger son grew bored with his life and looked at the hills in the distance, longing for adventure and excitement. He took his share of his inheritance, went out into the world and filled his days with riotous living. After a while, he ended up asking for a job to feed hogs, which was as far down as you possibly could get for a Jewish man.

It got so bad in order to stay alive he had to eat pig food. Then one day he began to think; that is where the Scripture says, “he came to himself.” Up to this point, he had been somebody else; but now he had come to himself.

That is the definition of repentance. This young man had experienced all of the excitement and pleasures of the world, and found no satisfaction. That is the plight of those who are looking for enjoyment but are not able to find fulfillment.

When he came to himself, he began to remember from whence he came.

As we seek to “live the life” unto Jesus may we examine our own hearts to this biblical teaching and come to our senses and follow Christ in all that we do and say.

In His service,

Keith L. Bagwell