He arose, and came - Was coming. God is a living God, and deals with us differently, according as we deal with him. Go to. Amen. DD. Luke 15:20 And he arose, and came to his father.But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/luke-15.html. "Fell" is a Greek verb that Jesus only uses here that means to "fall upon", "fall over", "accrue", "come on after", and "accumulate". God’s compassion in the carrying out of the repentant resolve; after it is carried out, the joyous receiving of him again to perfect sonship. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. Song of Solomon , even though it was undignified for an older man to run in Jesus" culture. The passage, however, is chiefly designed to set forth the grace and mercy of God to poor sinners, that repent and return to him, and his readiness to forgive them. whether his courage would have held out to the meeting? Our Father in heaven is filled with love and compassion for us. Thank you for making me a welcome child in your house and drawing me close to you. Used in series, joins positive with negative "Not only...but also." "Commentary on Luke 15:20". Bibliography"Commentary on Luke 15:20". Is he a pleasant child? "The Adam Clarke Commentary". 1865-1868. See note on Luke 15:21, and compare Isaiah 65:24. kissed = fervently kissed. g.]. "Our Father who art in heaven," is this Thy portraiture? The father was longing for his son to return. Graphic and true to nature. And ran - This is opposed to the manner in which the son came. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/luke-15.html. Was he welcome? The inimitable Charles Hodge, distinguished preacher and author, has written a book on, "Will God Run?" But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. For the verb see Luke 7:38-45. This truly is a forgiveness, not even attended with the lowering (contraction) of the countenance in displeasure, or with a frown on the brow, Jeremiah 3:4; Jeremiah 3:12.—V. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". This is not to be understood of his state of alienation from God, which is before signified by his being in a far country; but the distance he observed, as conscious of his vileness, and unworthiness; and the humility he expressed on a view of himself; and a sense he had of his need of divine grace: and which is grateful to God; he looks to such that are of an humble, and of a contrite spirit, and dwells among them, and gives more grace to them: his father saw him; he saw him when in the far country, spending his substance with harlots, and in riotous living; he saw him when among the swine and husks; he saw him when he came to himself, and all the motions and determinations of his heart; he saw him in his progress towards him, and looked upon him with an eye of love, pity, and compassion, as it follows. Ran and fell on his neck; this represents the readiness with which God receives returning sinners. These files were made available by Mr. Ernie Stefanik. And fell on his neck, and kissed him. Also used to give emphasis, "even", "also," and "just.". 21  And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. "Commentary on Luke 15:20". It is an alternative to autos. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 1832. Yes! Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). ἐσπλαγχνίσθη  [uncommon](verb 3rd sg aor ind mp) "Had compassion" is from splagchnizomai, which means to "to feel great compassion." The same urgent manner was customary among the Greeks in the times of Homer. Before they call, says he, I will answer, (Isaiah 65:24.) It means both "to go" on a journey and "to arrive" at a place. "Commentary on Luke 15:20". LUKE 15:20. A sinful state is a lost state. He was waiting for his son to return. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". The father seems to have expected him; God certainly expects the penitent sinner.