Luke 20:9-16 - 9 But He began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard and leased it to vine-growers, and went on a journey for a long time. 10 At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, so that they would give him his share of the produce of the vineyard; but the vine-growers beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 11 And he proceeded to send another slave; but they beat him also and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12 And he proceeded to send a third; but this one too they wounded and threw out. 13 Now the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What am I to do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’ 14 But when the vine-growers saw him, they discussed with one another, saying, ‘This is the heir; let’s kill him so that the inheritance will be ours.’ 15 And so they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What, then, will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and put these vine-growers to death, and will give the vineyard to others.” However, when they heard this, they said, “May it never happen!”
One thing that I have learned is that we are the vine-growers. In this parable, Jesus teaches and shows these people the outcome of killing the heir to the vineyard and taking the inheritance for themselves. Verse sixteen clearly states that, “ He will come and put these vine-growers to death, and will give the vineyard to others.” These people pleaded for it not to happen, but it did. Let it be known that the wages of sin is death, but the free Gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus or Lord.
Personally, I need to remember that this life is not my own. God is leasing us to this world, for His Glory and one day we will return to Him! The vine-growers thought that this world was their inheritance, but we, as Christians, know that the true inheritance is the Kingdom of God.
Lord, remind me that I am here for your purpose. Remind me to abide to your will for my life. I pray that I never become like the vine-growers, and forgive me for the moments that I already have! Amen.