Lord God, you call us to work in your vineyard and leave no one standing idle. Set us to our tasks in the work of your kingdom, and help us to order our lives by your wisdom; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
I had a lot of cool scriptures that I had planned to share with you written by our brother Paul in the book of Philippians… However, my forgetfulness to bring my Hymnal to the Library is pointing me in a direction to share with you a teaching from our Lord Jesus Christ written in the Holy Gospel according to Matthew. (Matthew 20:1-16)
The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle,[a] and said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.’[b]
8 “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.’ 9 And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius. 10 But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received each a denarius. 11 And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner, 12 saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.’ 13 But he answered one of them and said, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?’ 16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”
I don’t know… I LOVE OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (PSALM 103:1)… I don’t get this… May God have mercy on me; however, this parable seems to go against everything that our society teaches us… Am I wrong for wanting more compensation for more work I did compared to others???
THAT IS A PROBLEM… NEVER COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS… RUN YOUR OWN RACE…
Perhaps, I am not to understand the Lords reasoning… Perhaps, I am being taught to trust the Lord… (PSALM 103:5)
Yesterday, I went to Lancaster and got a SNAPPLE Diet Ice Tea to drink with my salad… SNAPPLE includes fun facts on the lids of their product when you open it… I LEARNED SOMETHING NEW…
THANK YOU GOD FOR YESTERDAY!
My lid read…
“Emergency phone number in Europe is 112.”
I heard that churches in Europe are low in the number of attendance… How do my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ understand the Holy Gospel without going to church?
I KNOW, I AM GOING TO CHURCH THIS SUNDAY… I SIGNED UP TO READ THOSE LESSONS…
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THANK YOU GOD FOR WISDOM.
LET’s GO2 CHURCH.
9/14/2016 – I stopped on my way to the gym to get some gum. I ran into a friend I haven’t seen in a couple years. She has her own hair saloon and offered to cut my hair. My heart and prayers go out to her. She has Lupus… that must suck… I am ignorant to the aspects of Lupus, so I asked her and did my own research… (Lupus RESEARCH)
Her life, brings a story to my mind written in the Old Testament in our Holy Bible.
Samson & Delilah
“No razor has ever come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaven, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.”
18 When Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, “Come up once more, for he has told me all his heart.” So the lords of the Philistines came up to her and brought the money in their hand. 19 Then she lulled him to sleep on her knees, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to torment him,[a] and his strength left him. 20 And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” So he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the Lord had departed from him.
21 Then the Philistines took him and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza. They bound him with bronze fetters, and he became a grinder in the prison. 22 However, the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaven.
MY NAME IS KEVIN… I may get my haircut… 🙂
THANK YOU GOD FOR TOMORROW!
9/15/2016 – Got my readings in the mail… I can not wait to share them with you on Sunday. 🙂
9/16/2016 – This morning, I was pleasantly surprised. The local ABC news channel was LIVE at my old High School… Hershey High… They were there promoting tonight’s COCOA BEAN game. The Cocoa Bean game is a football game between Hershey High and Milton Hershey High. Not only did the news reporters describe the football game, they also reported on other happenings at Hershey High. I learned that the students in the music program recently won the Apollo award. I guess the Apollo award is like the Tony’s; however, given to a high school level production. They won for putting on an AWESOME musical… God… this brings back memories.
I was in a musical… perhaps you heard of ‘Annie’… I was cast as ROOSTER… That brings to mind a scripture that I would like to share with you… (Matthew 26:34)
34 Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.”
DON’T DENY HIM…
THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY!!!