For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. 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 saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? (Matthew 20:1-6)
Today's Morsel: The biggest discussion in the upcoming presidential election is the economy. All I hear about is people being out of work. Are they really out of work, or do they just don't won't to work? Are they out of work or do they not want to work where the jobs are being offered or the pay isn't what they want to accept? Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. These men Jesus spoke of were willing to work for a penny a day. And everyone that was willing to work in his vineyard, he hired them and sent them in the field to work. Notice, they all started with the same salary. They were all offered the same thing. None of them were selected to be higher than the other. This parable isn't about money, it's about all being on the same level in God's kingdom. It's about all laboring to seek and to save the lost regardless of the price being offered. You see there are many who will not work in the kingdom of God because there is no monetary value given. Working in God's kingdom isn't about monetary value, it's about spiritual value. When you work in God's kingdom, He supplies all your needs, both spiritual and physical. You will never have to worry about being without. As David said, "I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread" (Psalms 37:25). Paul told the church at Thessalonica , "For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed"(2 Thessalonians 3:7-14). Are you working?
Sing: Jesus use me, oh' Lord don't refuse me. For surely there's a work that I can do, and even though it's humble, Lord help my will to crumble, though the cost be great, I'll work for you.