Father's Hand

The Church Of The Older Brother

Pamela Haddix on worship, lost sons, older brothers, and good fathers:

If you and I were to sit down to discuss what keeps Christians from pursing true worship, I’m sure we could come up with long list of things ranging from ignorance to self-centeredness and distractions to laziness. And they’d all be true. But would we ever consider that our own goodness interferes with true worship?

I recently read Luke 15 with the familiar parable of the prodigal son. His obvious lack of care for his father and desire for the ways of the world prevented a close relationship with his father. But his older brother? He did everything right. Or so he thought.

Pamela uses the older brother to demonstrate how pursuing what’s good can often interfere with pursuing what’s best. Check out the whole thing here. Good stuff.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *