Luke 15:18, The Non-Repentant Prodigal
I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee.
//Today’s words come from the mouth of the prodigal son in Luke’s Gospel. He rehearses these words to speak to his father when he arrives home.
This apology echoes the words of Pharaoh long ago:
Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you. –Exodus 10:16
Is this choice of words meant to insinuate a lack of remorse on the part of the prodigal son? After all, Pharoah was hardly repentant.
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