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Monday, December 01, 2014

A Generous Land-owner

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard." -Jesus, Matthew 20:1 

The kingdom of God is like this generous landowner. Even though he knew it was not good business to pay the 5 PM laborers a full days wage, the landowner does.

Why?

He concludes that these guys are so needy that they have trouble getting work in the fields. So, out of compassion and regardless of why the laborers are in the situation they are in, he generously overpays them out of his own pocket. Or...

He's managing the bank account of someone much wealthier than he is who he knows would want him to run his business this way. He knows his employer lives to give.

That's the way the king of the kingdom of heaven is. Generous. Gracious. Merciful.

Live to give.


What is God saying to you?


What are you going to do about it?