Bible stories : The Parable Of The Lost Coin? The parable of the lost coin clearly indicates God’s true attitude towards sinners. “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents” (Luke 15:8-10).
The parable of the lost coin is the story about a woman who loses one of her ten silver coins. She looks through her entire house and rejoices when she finds the coin. After finding this coin, the lady makes it seem like that one coin has become more valuable than all of the other nine coins.
The significance of this story for me was the recurring theme in these parables of judgment. After the woman has found the one coin she lost, it becomes more valuable than all of the other nine coins even though they are of equal value in terms of money. This is similar to the idea that if one were to be a sinner and become lost from God, they would be preferred in the kingdom if they change their ways than nine people who do not repent but claim to be good. A person who has sinned but has begun repentance is much more valued by God then a person who sins and repents but claims not to.
Have you guys ever lost something? I know that I lose things all the time and so does my mom. I remember when I was a little kid, my mom used to lose her glasses every day. Most of the time they’d fall under the bed, sometimes she would put them into a drawer, but I remember there were some times where they would be right on her head the whole time and she never knew. Now when we lose something that has a lot of value, we search for it and we’ll look everywhere for it. And that’s what today’s story is. Today’s story is called the parable of the lost coin. So there was a lady who owned 10 coins. See additional info with the The Parable Of The Lost Coin video on YouTube.
This parable teaches us that God is a loving and forgiving person. Although someone may have been lost, they can still be found and repent and be let into the kingdom of heaven. God values those people far more than those who refuse to admit that they have sinned and claim to be followers of him. We learn from this parable that because God is such a loving and forgiving person, it is never too late to clean up our act. There is always an opportunity to repent and become a better person through the eyes of God.
If someone really did lose a coin on the floor, it would be difficult to find, and it would be a serious issue due to poverty (this woman only had ten silver coins, which would be a crisis for her to lose one). It really would be necessary to sweep the house and look carefully through the debris. Jesus’ audience understood the the significance of this event, which is why he states it as a rhetorical question. The meaning of this parable of the lost coin is clear. Just like we would be joyful if we lost something that we considered to be of great value, likewise everyone in heaven is also immensely joyful whenever even just one sinner stops sinning and returns to obeying God (repents).