Call the Laborers

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Now when they had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and said to them,’You go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went. Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them,’Why have you been standing here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.’ “So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.’ ( Matt. 20:1-8)

Now what is Jesus seeking to teach by this parable of sending forth the laborers into the vineyard? Well, we should all take notice what really counts for us as Christians, as we serve the Lord in His vineyard what really counts is the fact  that the Lord sent me. Notice that these people  didn’t go in on their own accord, the Lord sent them into the vineyard. And because they were sent of God, they each one received from the Lord that same portion. Everyone received a full day’s wage, to their shock over the Vineyard owner’s (who is God) generosity as he overpaid some who did not have to labor as long as the earlier ones. This was no slight against those whom he paid a full wage for a full day’s work. That was precisely what they agreed to in the beginning of the day. But it was the Vineyard Owner’s priviledge to extend His grace to the underserving one’s who were just standing idle! Sometimes we see people who on their deathbed receive Jesus Christ as their Savior and they enter into eternal life. And we who have served the Lord all of our lives we enter the same eternal life. It’s God’s to give, and He always does what is right and what is fair to every living being. The last will be first, and the first last- – – Everyone finishes the same, in a even plane. No matter how long each of the workers worked, they each received a full day’s wage. Similarly, the thief on the cross will enjoy the full blessings of heaven alongside those who have labored their whole life for Christ. Such is the grace of God.

Beloved friend, If you are serving the Lord in the vineyard of your life, don’t stop laboring, continue just a little longer! The Lord sees everything that your doing. He will be fair and just with His reward. And let us never be judging the work of the Lord in other men’s lives, they too will get their reward and what what is fair and just.

May the Lord bless your walk!

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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