Here’s the PDF I mentioned in class today...
This week we looked at the parable of the Wedding Feast in Matthew 23.
Jesus shared this parable on the Tuesday before His crucifixion. We’re seeing a transition from talking about the future of the disciples and the church, to a much later future that involves Israel at the end of the age.
This week we looked at the parable of the workers in the vineyard.
The subject of the parable is reward for the willingness to serve, whether one comes early or late. Jesus is not teaching economics or wealth distribution.
A Denarius for the day - a good wage for a rural worker
The point of the parable: God’s grace and generosity know no bounds and man’s ideas of merit and earned rewards are irrelevant.