From my daily Bible reading today (October 30, 2013): The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

Posted: October 30, 2013 in Articles, Religion
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From my daily Bible reading:

It amazes me that so many “Christian” can regurgitate the coveting mindset (spirit) that is so prevalent in our society today.

So many of our brothers and sisters have bought into the notion that it is okay to take from the “rich” under the guise of fairness as if it were a Biblical principle straight from the mouth of the Lord when He has said no such thing in the Holy texts.

In fact Jesus teaches us just the opposite of the mentality that we see in this society today as referenced in the scriptures provided below:

Matthew 20 (NIV): The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard.

3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4 He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ 5 So they went.

“He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. 6 About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’

7 “‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.

“He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’

8 “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’

9 “The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. 10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12 ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’

13 “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

The covetous way that many within the “Body of Christ” behave in concert with many politicians and so-called leaders of our communities are proliferating behaviors that are inconsistent with the teachings of Christ and it has led to the “me-first” or “get all that I can at any cost” or “get something for free” mentality that currently has people who have less to wage the devil’s war against the “rich” and God impressed upon me today how abhorrent it is to Him.

We as believers need to ensure that we don’t get caught up in the cycle of the war of the so-called “haves” versus “have not’s” that our politicians, the media, family members, and friends all who whether they know it or not are proliferating a teaching that is “anti-Christ” and that is wholly of the devil in its totality and scope.

Let’s pray,

Father, in Jesus’ Name we come before you to ask you to show us where we have any covetetousness in our hearts towards those that have more than we have.

We pray that you expose the politicians, family members, friends, the media, and yes even the preachers who proliferate this teaching that is of the devil and meant to destroy your people just as it is dividing and destroying this great nation that you’ve blessed us with.

We pray that those that currently are practicing covetous behavior whom now realize that it is wrong would pray, repent, ask for forgiveness, and then ask you to teach them how to depend upon you and not the government or the “rich” to fulfill their needs.

We thank you for all that you are, all that you have done for us, all that you do for us, and all that you will do for us in the Name of Jesus.

We honor you and lift up a shout of praise that we pray will be a sweet, fragrant aroma that will bless you and make you smile for you and you alone are worthy of it.

We love you and again we thank you for dying on the cross so that all that accept you as Lord and Savior will live blissfully for all eternity.

In Jesus’ Holy Name we reverently pray,

Amen!

By the hand of your eternal servant,

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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