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Luke 15:23

23 And bring the 1afattened calf; 2slaughter it, and let us eat and be merry,


231 Signifying the rich Christ (Eph. 3:8), killed on the cross for the believer's enjoyment. God's salvation has two aspects: the outward, objective aspect, signified by the best robe, and the inward, subjective aspect, signified by the fattened calf. Christ as our righteousness is our salvation outwardly; Christ as our life for our enjoyment is our salvation inwardly. The best robe enabled the prodigal son to meet his father's requirements and satisfy his father, and the fattened calf satisfied the son's hunger. Hence, the father and the son could be merry together.