Text: Mathew 20: 11-15
God is just at all times and He is no respecter of persons. In the parable of today’s text, God is the landowner, while believers are His workers. Nothing is more mysterious in the gospel dispensation than the rejection of the Jews and the calling in of the gentiles (Ephesians 3: 3-6). If the Gospel is preached to the gentiles, they will gladly receive it and also receive equal privileges with the Jews, to be fellow citizens with the saints.
If you are the type that feels too spiritual or superior because you have spent so much time with Christ, or because of your favored position, God wants you to humble yourself under His mighty hand (1 peter 5:16). Do not be surprised that those who began last, practicing little in religion, sometimes attain greater knowledge, grace and usefulness, than those who began early. So, take heed, the first can be the last and the last first. Do not be jealous over what God has given to another person. Instead, focus on God’s gracious benefits to you and be thankful for what you have.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, teach me to serve you as you deserve, to be humble, to give and not count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to labor and not to seek reward, except that of knowing that I do your will. In the name of Jesus, Amen.