THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Every Christian should learn the lesson of
WORKING IN THE LORD'S VINEYARD!
8 So when even was come,
the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward,
Call the labourers, and give them their hire,
beginning from the last unto the first.
9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour,
they received every man a penny.
10 But when the first came,
they supposed that they should have received more;
and they likewise received every man a penny.
LIGHT from the WORD.
As Christians, we need to understand that salvation can come at
ANY time to a lost soul....even at the point of death.
The words of Christ to the thief dying on the cross who repented were:
"To day shalt thou be with Me in paradise!" (Lk 23:43)
In Jesus' parable of the Vineyard (Matt. 20), the one who only
worked an hour received as much pay as the one who had
worked all day!
In the parable of the lost son(s) (Luke 15), there's an important
statement in verse 31.
The son who had stayed with his father all those years was angry.
He was upset because the father had not thrown him a party!
But the father said to him, "Son, thou are ever WITH me, and
all that I have is thine!" (Lk 15:31)
As Christians, we do not work for rewards!
We work because of the relationship we have with our Lord!!
It is this relationship that CAUSES our desire to work for Him!
Christian, you are on a JOURNEY!
Your citizenship is in heaven!
But TODAY, your life is on this earth!
Be more concerned with the JOURNEY than the end reward!!
Enjoy the relationship you have with the Father through Christ!!
Remember: Christ considered ALL worthy of His death on the cross!
The thief, the liar, the alcoholic, the drug addict, EVEN the dying!
Make that consideration YOURS!
Share the Gospel with EVERYONE!