“But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:”
King James Version (KJV)
15:22 But the father said - Interrupting him before he had finished what he intended to say. So does God frequently cut an earnest confession short by a display of his pardoning love.
Lu 15:22 The father said. He interrupted the confession of the prodigal. Bring forth the best robe. He had returned in rags. The best robe is the white robe of the righteous Christ. A ring on his hand. A ring with a seal was a symbol of authority, of sonship. Shoes on [his] feet. Servants went barefoot, but the shoes were a symbol of freedom.