New International Version
28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’ 31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”
When you talk about the prodigal son we really don’t look at his brother as much. But I want you to look at this as would relate to the people who love God. You see we work for God we do everything that we think we need to do. But are we really doing what the father wants us to do? You see we can forgive an outsider whom we don’t really know but can we forgive our brothers? The whole point is as much about the brother forgiving as it was the son coming home. Because he was the one who was losing out because he chose not to forgive. He lost the love from his own brother because he was the one mad when he real owned it all. Remember all that God has belongs to you. But you really have to forgive. Not always easy but remember the father is standing there with you not partying with the brother.