Zion Lutheran Sioux Falls

Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

June 28, 2020
Zion Lutheran Sioux Falls
Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
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Zion Lutheran Sioux Falls
Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
Jun 28, 2020

Can we learn anything for the way we live today from the parable of the vineyard? Of course, he was not giving a lesson in economics. His talk of money was to illustrate things of more lasting value. Yet, it is worth asking whether there are not some things to be learned from it for the way we earn our living or govern our society; that is, what does it mean for us after we have understood the essential meaning of the parable, which was that from God you can expect not just a fair go, but better than a fair go. The landowner hired laborers at different times throughout the day and paid them all for a full day's work. The only problem was the generosity of the landowner to the least deserving. That is the way it is with the grace of God, his willingness to give freely far more than we ask or deserve.

Show Notes

Can we learn anything for the way we live today from the parable of the vineyard? Of course, he was not giving a lesson in economics. His talk of money was to illustrate things of more lasting value. Yet, it is worth asking whether there are not some things to be learned from it for the way we earn our living or govern our society; that is, what does it mean for us after we have understood the essential meaning of the parable, which was that from God you can expect not just a fair go, but better than a fair go. The landowner hired laborers at different times throughout the day and paid them all for a full day's work. The only problem was the generosity of the landowner to the least deserving. That is the way it is with the grace of God, his willingness to give freely far more than we ask or deserve.