Do you think about social equity? Would you like to see individuals treated similarly and reasonably? Obviously, Jesus did. Be that as it may, in the present entry he advises an illustration that appears to turn decency on its head. It’s intriguing to take note of that this illustration is recorded just in Matthew’s Gospel. It more likely than not been particularly significant to Matthew. There have been such a large number of various understandings of this illustration. Be that as it may, Jesus presents it as an outline of the kingdom of paradise. What was his point? What does he need us to learn? May God open our hearts and address us by and by through his assertion today.
Verse 1 starts with “For.” It discloses to us that this illustration is firmly associated with what had simply happened. At the point when Jesus specified that it is so difficult to enter the kingdom, Peter challenged: “We have left everything to tail you! What at that point will there be for us?” (19:27) Jesus guaranteed the Twelve an exceptional reward (28). He additionally guaranteed a general reward for all who forfeit to tail him (29). He needs his adherents to be certain of God’s reward. In any case, he finished up in section 19 with a puzzling saying: “Yet numerous who are first will be last, and numerous who are last will be initial” (30). Toward the finish of the present story, he rehashes this colloquialism. Be that as it may, he flips the request. In 19:30 he starts with the principal who turns out to be last. In 20:16 he starts with the last who turn out to be first. So how does the present story enable us to comprehend this colloquialism?
In his showing, Jesus frequently utilized stories to delineate what the kingdom of paradise resembles. He said the kingdom resembles a mustard seed, or like yeast, or like a concealed fortune, or like a vendor searching for fine pearls, or like a net to get fish, or like a man sowing great seed, or like a ruler settling accounts with his workers, or like a lord setting up a wedding meal for his child, or like ten bridesmaids sitting tight for a husband. Jesus utilized things from customary life that individuals of his day could identify with, to enable them to get a handle on a particular profound truth about God’s kingdom. What does he say this time?
Read verse 1. The primary figure in this illustration is a landowner. What’s more, this landowner claims not a wheat cultivate, but rather a vineyard. Numerous individuals in Jesus’ day had a little individual vineyard all alone little plot of land that they worked for themselves. However, this man appears to have had a vast vineyard that should make him a ton of cash. In horticulture, there’s a sowing season, at that point a procuring season. In the middle of there’s not a great deal of work to do. Be that as it may, particularly in procuring season, timing is critical. On the off chance that the rancher holds up too long, what he’s developed can decay on the vines. One day, this landowner went out to his vineyard and saw that it was only the correct time to collect the grapes. So he all of a sudden required a great deal of laborers. In that rural society, numerous lived as transitory laborers amid gather seasons. They were not rich; they carried on a “hand-to-mouth” presence. In the middle of seasons, they may have made things by hand to offer or worked in development or as hirelings in individuals’ homes. Be that as it may, they extremely required the temp work at collect all together for their families to survive. We find in verse 3 that, with a specific end goal to get enlisted for the day, individuals would accumulate in a town’s neighborhood commercial center. The neighborhood landowners would get the day specialists they required there.
In verse 1 we see that this landowner went out at a young hour toward the beginning of the day to procure laborers. In verse 8 we see that he had a foreman, a boss of his specialists. Be that as it may, he didn’t convey the foreman at a young hour toward the beginning of the day; this landowner goes out himself. In Greek, the term for “at a young hour toward the beginning of the day” is truly around 6:00 AM, when the sun comes up. Individuals would work from dawn to nightfall, which was around twelve hours. They began so early so they could have daylight to perceive what they were doing, and furthermore in light of the fact that it was not all that hot. Regardless, this landowner was in charge of his vineyard and persevering.
What happened at a young hour toward the beginning of the day? Take a gander at verse 2. Obviously, there were individuals as of now there in the commercial center at dawn, planning to land a position for the day. In Jesus’ chance, a denarius was the standard day by day wage for a day worker. In our chance, it may be something like the lowest pay permitted by law, say $10-15 every hour, which, if it’s a 12-hour move, would add up to about $120-180. It would be diligent work, yet it was great cash to purchase nourishment and fundamentals for a family. A few landowners may attempt to be ambiguous with their specialists about the compensation in order to spare cash. Be that as it may, this landowner guaranteed these laborers a decent lot of cash.
Read verses 3– 5a. We don’t know why the landowner goes out again to the commercial center at 9:00 AM. Truth be told, he may have had enough laborers for the day as of now. Possibly he went there to get a few refreshments or tidbits, however, saw a few people remaining there doing nothing. This is the thing that emerges. The landowner appears to feel severely for these individuals. Possibly they slept late and couldn’t arrive by 6:00 AM. However, he sees the amount they require the day by day pay. It appears he employs them not on account of he needs more specialists, but rather on the grounds that they require work. In spite of the fact that he’s a rich man, he’s socially mindful, and liberal. Once more, he makes a concurrence with them to pay them whatever is correct. He’s endeavoring to be a reasonable business and add to the nearby economy.
Read verse 5b. This landowner appears tireless, as well as perhaps fixated. There could be numerous reasons why he did this. Possibly a portion of the early morning specialists couldn’t deal with the warmth amidst the day and left the activity. Perhaps those he enlisted weren’t buckling sufficiently down, and he was concerned he wouldn’t get every one of the grapes gathered before the day’s over. It’s bizarre to contract individuals at twelve and 3:00 PM, however, it may be justifiable.
Be that as it may, at that point things get very weird. Take a gander at verses 6,7. It’s 5:00 PM. There’s just a single hour left. No one with any marketing prudence would be out there around then enlisting specialists. Be that as it may, this landowner shows up again and asks the general population remaining around, “Why have you been remaining here throughout the day doing nothing?” Who are these individuals? We haven’t seen them previously. Possibly they’ve been stowing away in the shadows. Truly, they didn’t appear to be extremely anxious to work, or they would’ve made themselves known. Perhaps they just put on a show to go there to land a day position, yet had no goal of working; they just needed to tell their spouses that they attempted. Possibly they just had a craving for hanging out with companions in the commercial center that day. Or on the other hand, possibly they simply didn’t look like great laborers—excessively feeble or too wiped out. How would they answer the landowner’s inquiry? They say, “On the grounds that nobody has procured us.” They may state they’re casualties of occupation segregation. In any case, regardless of whether they’re lethargic or casualties doesn’t appear to make a difference to the landowner. He lets them know, “You additionally go and work in my vineyard.” They may not complete much in 60 minutes, but rather this landowner appears to need to enable them to profit. Now, however, he appears to be more keen on the laborers in the commercial center than in his own particular vineyard.