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Is this fair? Matthew 20:1-15?
it is metaphorical , even latecomers can enter the kingdom
It's a parable. A story with a hidden meaning. Jesus often spoke in parables. This particular parable is about how God feels for us. God is the boss in this parable and the believers are all the workers. God treats all believers the same, we all get the same reward come judgement day, whether we have been believers for a long period of time or a short period of time. We all get the same reward in the Kingdom.
What standard are you using to determine what is fair? Our creator has the ability to do more than just judge actions. He can read hearts to see what we really are, not just what others see. He will always do the right thing, when all things are considered.
We must be careful that we don't feel that we know better, that's what happened to our parents Adam & Eve. They felt that God did not have the right to place restrictions on what they could or could not do. History has proven that thinking to be a failure.
Yes it is. The simple for this is that when the first group came to work, they agreed to the wage that the landowner gave them. When the next groups came in to work much later and for less time for the same wage, THEY agreed to it. This is a parable that Christ used to adhere to Salvation. Salvation is through grace alone and is open to anyone. For example, you may have someone who served Christ forever and was saved, and then maybe another person who sinned all their lives at the last minute asked Christ to forgive them and give eternal life. The thief on the cross next to Christ is a good example. This guy was rotten through and through, but Christ gave him the same chance to become saved as he did those who were saved for many years. Some people think that since they were Christians all their lives and someone else was a sinner up to the last minute that they "deserve better". But that's not how Christ works. Christ is generous to everyone, not just people who think they are "better Christians". That's what this parable is about. The landowner gave the last group the same as he did the first group because of his generosity.
Yes, because they all agreed to be paid what is just, leaving the amount to the householder except the first group that would be paid a penny
Jesus used illustrations to teach. This is one of them.
• THE “LAST” WORKERS IN THE VINEYARD BECOME “FIRST”
Jesus has just told his listeners in Perea that “many who are first will be last and the last first.” (Matthew 19:30) He underscores this statement with an illustration about workers in a vineyard:
“The Kingdom of the heavens is like the master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. After he had agreed with the workers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. Going out also about the third hour, he saw others standing unemployed in the marketplace; and to those he said, ‘You too go into the vineyard, and I will give you whatever is fair.’ So off they went. Again he went out about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did likewise. Finally, about the 11th hour, he went out and found others standing around, and he said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day unemployed?’ They replied, ‘Because nobody has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You too go into the vineyard.’”—Matthew 20:1-7.
Jesus’ listeners likely think of Jehovah God when they hear mention of “the Kingdom of the heavens” and “the master of a house.” The Scriptures present Jehovah as the owner of a vineyard, which represented the nation of Israel. (Psalm 80:8, 9; Isaiah 5:3, 4) Those in the Law covenant are likened to workers in the vineyard. Jesus, though, is not illustrating the past. He is describing a situation existing in his time.
The religious leaders, like the Pharisees who recently tried to test him on the subject of divorce, are supposedly laboring continually in God’s service. They are like full-time workers who expect full pay, the wage being a denarius for a day’s work.
The priests and others in this group consider the common Jews as serving God to a lesser extent, like part-time laborers in God’s vineyard. In Jesus’ illustration, these are the men who are employed “about the third hour” (9:00 a.m.) or later in the workday—at the sixth, ninth, and finally the eleventh hour (5:00 p.m.).
The men and women who follow Jesus are viewed as “accursed people.” (John 7:49) For most of their lives, they have been fishermen or other laborers. Then, in the fall of 29 C.E., “the master of the vineyard” sent Jesus to call these lowly people to labor for God as Christ’s disciples. They are “the last” whom Jesus mentions, the 11th-hour vineyard workers.
Finishing his illustration, Jesus describes what occurs at the close of the workday: “When evening came, the master of the vineyard said to his man in charge, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with the last and ending with the first.’ When the 11th-hour men came, they each received a denarius. So when the first came, they assumed that they would receive more, but they too were paid at the rate of a denarius. On receiving it, they began to complain against the master of the house and said, ‘These last men put in one hour’s work; still you made them equal to us who bore the burden of the day and the burning heat!’ But he said in reply to one of them, ‘Fellow, I do you no wrong. You agreed with me for a denarius, did you not? Take what is yours and go. I want to give to this last one the same as to you. Do I not have the right to do what I want with my own things? Or is your eye envious because I am good?’ In this way, the last ones will be first, and the first ones last.”—Matthew 20:8-16.
The disciples may wonder about that final part of Jesus’ illustration. How will the Jewish religious leaders, who imagine themselves “first,” become “last”? And how will Jesus’ disciples become “first”?
Jesus’ disciples, whom the Pharisees and others view as “last,” are in line to be “first,” to receive full pay. With Jesus’ death, earthly Jerusalem is to be cast off, whereupon God will choose a new nation, “the Israel of God.” (Galatians 6:16; Matthew 23:38) John the Baptist pointed to such ones when he spoke about a coming baptism with holy spirit. Those who have been “last” are to be the first to receive that baptism and to be given the privilege of being witnesses of Jesus “to the most distant part of the earth.” (Acts 1:5, 8; Matthew 3:11) To the extent that the disciples grasp the dramatic change Jesus is pointing to, they may foresee facing extreme displeasure from the religious leaders, who become “last.”
God knows. We think of things 'fair and unfair' by our limited knowledge. The parable pointed out that we should be grateful for what we receive rather than envying what God gives to others.
Who is Matthew beam?
DK HIM TIRH
I haven't a clue.
My first thought was that he may be a non-alcoholic beverage, somehow related to Jim Beam.
My second thought is that you are asking HERE, so as to get people to look up that name on the Internet, so as to get him some sort of points for having his name looked up.
My third thought is that, like a constipated pigeon, I don't give a flying crap.
But, I get TWO POINTS for answering.
And I'm accumulating points, so I can sell them, and use the money to get Granny a hip implant.
She's a good old gal, but she just ain't hip enough!
I don't know. Have you tried looking it up in the Americana Encyclopedia?