What does the Parable of the Vineyard Workers really mean?

January 9, 2018 dpolla8 No comments exist

Matt 20 Parable of the Vineyard Workers Meaning


The landowner has favor on anyone who works in his vineyard. Regardless of how hard or long they’ve worked.


Because salvation is not based on performance, but on the grace of God.


Right = righteous


Jesus is our reward, wage. All who enter the kingdom receive the same reward: Jesus



Genesis 15:1 KJVS

[1] After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.


You gain the free gift of righteousness regardless of how long you’ve been saved. Your value is the same regardless of time spent laboring.


But if you want to be first in the kingdom you must love.


Anyone can enter the kingdom. But to be great you must love.


John 6:29 NIV

[29] Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”


Verse 16 is interpreted by the next parable as whoever wants to be first must become a slave in serving others.


It’s not about when you enter the kingdom, or your works to be saved. But if you want to become great or first in his kingdom, you must become a servant/slave.


His command is to lay our lives down for our brothers and sisters. To love one another.



John 6:39-40 NIV

[39] And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. [40] For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

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