Righteous and Lost
Word traveled fast about the celebration, but out in the field, the older brother stood his ground. He found no joy in these events.
When Jesus first spoke the parable of the prodigal son and his older brother, he sought to confront the religious leaders of his day, the Pharisees. They were filled with a critical and biting spirit. Today's church is full of similarly minded older brothers who are just as lost.
Christians often become burned out on church but don't know why. We can easily become the older brother grumbling in the field, jealous and envious of all the spoils our younger brother receives. This parable is one of longing, of wanting, and of a Father who extends his hand and gives freely to both sons--yet only one gratefully receives. This book will help you identify the attitudes and behaviors hindering you from the intimate walk with God you desire.