“So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the labourer’s and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.’ And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius.
-Jesus illustrates the kingdom of heaven using the parable of the workers in the vineyard. Some worked longer than others but all received a denarius (a generous wage that even the Roman soldiers got this per day). Gods grace is clearly shown as the last workers got undeserved favour. God didn’t give them what they deserved but what they needed. The heart of Christ clearly reflects His loving kindness & merciful love for us.
-Vineyard’s produce vines that yield grapes; useful fruits which have numerous health benefits & manufacture wine. Wine has a way of influencing ones decisions negatively which may cause adverse effects on them.
-King Ahab coveted Naboth’s vineyard & eventually killed him. Wealth may creating a facade in ones life; which may hinder him from doing Gods will.
-Vineyard’s represents economic activities, work & a measure of value. Just like the virtuous woman who plants a vineyard to ensure there is food in her household (Prov 31:15-16), when we focus on our work the Lord will make us successful.
-Christ is the true vine & the Father is the vinedresser. His word directs us to abide in Him & He abides in us. The Holy Spirit leads us in faith & love which direct us to the will of the Father.
Lord our Father, we bless You & magnify Your holy name. Be with our businesses, careers & help the jobless so that we may plant vineyards that will bear fruit. May Your love enhance our relationship with You & others around us; so that we may fit better in Your body. May Your grace abound in our hearts forever. Amen
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