The Stories Jesus Told: Workers in the Vineyard

June 21, 2020

Matthew 20:1-16

Here, Jesus clarified the membership rules of the Kingdom of Heaven—entrance is by God’s grace alone.  In this parable, God is the estate owner and the believers are those who work for him.  This parable was for those who felt superior because of heritage or favored position, to those who felt superior because they had spent so much time with Christ, and to new believers as reassurance of God’s grace.  This parable is not about rewards but about salvation.  It is a strong teaching about grace, God’s generosity.  Each person must focus on God’s gracious benefits to themselves, and be thankful for what they have!