“And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.”
King James Version (KJV)
15:28 He was angry, and would not go in - How natural to us is this kind of resentment!
Lu 15:28 He was angry. So the Pharisees were with Christ for receiving sinners. So, too, the eminently respectable self-righteous in the church often are still when the publicans and sinners, the despised and outcast, are converted. His father came out, and intreated him. So God in Christ still entreats all such to join in the welcome of the impenitent. It shows his long suffering.