Parable of the Lost Coin Spiritual Lessons

Parable of the Lost Coin Summary

The Parable of the Lost Coin is found in the Bible in the Book of Luke 15:8-10. In it, a woman loses one of ten silver coins and keeps searching until she finds the lost coin. She then calls her friends and neighbors to rejoice with her that she found her lost coin.

Parable of the Lost Coin Moral Lesson

The Parable of the Lost Coin moral lesson is that God’s love is so great for all of His people that He won’t give up on trying to bring every lost person back to Him. Each person who returns to Him is cause for great celebration.

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Parable of the Lost Coin Meaning

In the Parable of the Lost Coin, a woman loses one of her ten silver coins. The lady represents God. The coins represent people. The lost coin symbolizes a lost soul that God will work endlessly to bring back to Him, rejoicing upon their return.

Parable of the Lost Coin Reflection

This reflection is also suitable as a Parable of the Lost Coin Sunday School Lesson

As Jesus became more well-known and His following grew, the Pharisees and teachers of the law became more upset. They didn’t like Jesus’ message because He had been calling them out on their hypocrisy and challenging their practices.

Luke Chapter 15 begins with Jesus talking to tax collectors and sinners. When the Pharisees and teachers of the law saw Jesus associating with these “dishonorable” people by welcoming them and eating with them, these religious leaders scoffed at His behavior.

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Luke 15:1-2

Jesus knew they were speaking badly about Him, so He began speaking in parables as a response to His accusers. The Parable of the Lost Coin was one of those parables.

3 main messages from The Parable of the Lost Coin:

1. Every lost soul is worth fighting for

God loves every person so much that He’ll work endlessly to bring one lost soul back to Him, even though He already has many obedient followers. He will rejoice upon each one who turns to Him.

This is why Jesus came to Earth in the first place. It’s what His whole mission was about. That’s why Jesus associated with the “sinners” and this was His main lesson for the Pharisees and teachers of the law when He told the parable. His goal was to get the “lost” people to turn to God.

2. God does not stop searching

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

God went to great lengths to create our world, to plan every detail of our being, and to try to convince us to follow Him for our eternal salvation. That says an awful lot about His love for us.

God’s love goes beyond any humanly love. It goes beyond our comprehension. It’s the highest form of love, called agape love. When we understand the depth of God’s love, it’s easier to see that He would never give up in searching for one lost soul and celebrate its return.

3. You are as valuable as anybody else

Jesus spoke this parable over two thousand years ago, but His message still applies to you personally today.

If ever you let yourself drift away from God or intentionally leave Him, He will not stop trying to get you back. He is always searching, hoping, and waiting for you. His love never fades. He may have billions of loyal followers, but if You’re not with Him, He’s searching for you. All you have to do is turn back to Him.

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The Parable of the Lost Coin Luke 15 8-10

The Parable of the Lost Coin is found in Luke 15:8-10.

Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she 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.

Parable of the Lost Coin Commentary

The Lost Coin Parable Commentary can be found in Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary. You can refer to the commentary HERE. Bible Study offers free and paid commentary versions. For this article, I referred to Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary.

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More Parables!

Do you love the parables as much as I do? You may enjoy reading life lessons on these others (listed below), these activities for adults and children, or this list of Parables and Meanings. More parable lessons are underway. See them all HERE!

Do you love journaling? Does writing down your personal reflections help you process your thoughts more fully? Perhaps these Christian writing journals will be helpful as you reflect on the life lessons of the parables.

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4 thoughts on “Parable of the Lost Coin Spiritual Lessons”

  1. Wonderful lessons about God’s love.May God bless you for sharing lessons on the parable of the lost coin

  2. This is a good story that how God loves us no matter what. We are sinners but God wants us to return to Him.

    Thanks for sharing.

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