There is also an extremely important truth in this story. That is, as a result of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for us and His finished work (John 19:30), we are forever forgiven of all our sins (Colossians 1:22) and the Holy Spirit of God that raised Jesus from the dead (Romans 8:11), lives in us forever (John 14:16). We are in Christ (Galatians 2:20, John 15:4) and because all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus (Matthew 28:18), we are also given authority and power (John 20:23, Luke 9:1, Matthew 10:1). Jesus promised that we can ask anything in His name and it will be done for us (John 14:14, John 15:7,16 John 16:23-24). The incredible greatness of God’s power is for us who believe (Ephesians 1:19-23, John 15:10).
When we can understand that just as the elder son in the parable has everything that the father has, we as believers have been blessed with every spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3). We can do the same works and even greater works as Christ had done because Christ is with our heavenly Father (John 14:12). When we focus on this truth, it will set us free from jealousy and unforgiveness.