The “Lost” Parable

The “Lost” Parable

By K.W. Gardner

“‘Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one, doth not light a candle and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost’ (Luke 15:8-9).

The text before us is the shortest parable in the Bible; two verses. We call it the “lost” parable because the full meaning seems to have been lost with the silver. It is fitting, in view of the lateness of the hour, that we should study it, with other scriptures, for meaning intended to be seen in the light of these last days.

The “Shepherd and Lost Sheep” parable is symbolic of the Savior and the ignorantly sinful. The sheep wandered away and got lost without giving the matter any thought. If the sheep thought at all, it thought it was doing right well, thank you, as it skipped and frolicked through the afternoon. The world is full of people like that…”

(this article is an excerpt from the October 1970 edition of the Sabbath Sentinel)

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