The Prodigal Son made 2 mistakes:
1. He rejected his father’s authority. The first step that gets us into trouble is the one that takes us away from God. Like the prodigal, you leave home saying, “Give me.” If you’re fortunate to come to your senses you’ll come back home saying, “Forgive me.” God loves you. Everything we need He provides.
2. He left his father’s house. The Devil will do whatever it takes to get you out of the influence of God and His protection. He’ll put a restless spirit in you so that nothing makes you happy.
2 areas he’ll work hard to generate discontent:
A. Your marriage. That’s why you constantly need to be working on it. Your marriage isn’t just a covenant before God, it’s a shelter for your passions and dysfunctions.
B. Your church. Who feeds you spiritually? Would you let your children stay home from school because they don’t like the teachers? We need to be a part of a fellowship where we are learning AND giving.