Friday, May 13, 2016
The Lost Coin - Luke 15:8 - 10
The Lost Coin
Luke 15:8 - 10
8 Either what woman having 10 pieces of silver, if she loses one piece, does not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
9 And when she has found it, she calls her friends and her neighbors together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I found the piece which I have lost.
10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the Angels of God over one sinner who repents.
This parable is right after the parable of the lost sheep. Like the lost sheep, here Jesus is showing value over the lost coin. Now this is twice that Jesus is showing value over tangibles. When the Holy Spirit shows something once it’s important, when He shows something twice it is very, very important and needs to be more than just understood, it needs to be taken very seriously. In this instance Jesus is showing the value that God places on a lost soul. Jesus 1st likens unto a lost sheep, then the value of a lost coin, all pointing toward a lost soul.
Verse 9 is pretty well understood on its own. Everybody has heard the saying; the Angels sing in Heaven when someone gets saved. I believe if you listen close enough you can truly hear them praise to the Lord and sing for joy when a soul gets saved; but that’s how I feel about it.
Now verse 10 is very important. This verse takes us into the very throne room of God placing the biggest emphasis on the significance of the Salvation of a lost soul that is written in the word of God. For this reason, is the reason that Jesus Christ shed His Blood and died on the Cross of Calvary. Not only do the Angels praise with joy in the presence of God over one sinner who repents, but now we as children of God, we are able to boldly go into the throne room of God and talk directly to God.