Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things?
- Matthew 20:15 -
The vineyard workers in Jesus’ parable had forgotten God’s grace to them (Matthew 20:1-16).
They had forgotten God's grace had completely wiped out their past sins.
They had forgotten God's all-sustaining, perfect grace.
Their focus shifted to what was happening to and for other people.
They were jealous of God's grace and mercy to others.
They wanted to restrict God's grace and mercy to themselves.
They began to grumble and complain against God.
But God owes us nothing.
He freely gives us the salvation He promises when we accept Christ.
He then adds to His generosity by sending His Spirit to help us in this life as we prepare for the joy of eternity with Him.
The seeming unfairness of life demands that we keep our eyes on Him and His Word, and not on other people.
God is good.
Let us be found content with what God has given us.