Luke 15:17 KJV
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
Sinners are not in their right mind.
• The blindness of the devil
• The rashness of the flesh and
• The pull of worldliness
drag us into sinful life choices that just do not make sense.
Like the most modern campaign for American eaters to "think before we eat" if we thought before we acted on the impulse of the flesh we would clearly see the folly of sinfulness.
So this young man; every choice he has made since demanding his father's inheritance, has been insane. Under no normal and wise conditions should a man ever choose what he has chosen. And then, each new choice becomes more insane than the previous one, dragging him deeper and deeper into the darkness of his sin.
But "when he came to himself..." in a moment of clear headedness this young man realized what he had done.
I expect that all of us have those moments, maybe many of them - moments when the light of God pierces through the blindness of Satan and we see what we have gotten into.
The question is what do we do when those moments come?
This young man got out of the pig pen.
And perhaps the greatest lesson from the story is that, when those moments of clear sight come, there is always the opportunity to follow the light out of the darkness.