Scripture of the day: Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Matt 4:4
Today’s Devotional Read: Matthew chap. 20
We are all the same in God’s eye. God is fair and He is generous. He’s a God that sees us equal and our rewards are just the same. I’m thankful that I don’t get to heaven by the works that I do. In Matt 20: 1-16, The workers in the vineyard complained that they were receiving the same amount of pay as those who worked less hours. Naturally, that’s what we do. We think everyone should get what they deserve, what about we, us! We complain if we are at work and we see our co-workers slacking off all year and then receive the same bonus, we complain about our children, spouses and friends as well. We grumble just as the workers did, and if it was the workers call to open the gates of heaven to those that worked less, they probably wouldn’t have let them in.
Thoughts to consider:
We often look at the work of others and decide in our hearts what they deserve.
- Imagine if we were the ones at the judgement seat?
- What would we decide for the fate of others?
- Who are we that we formulate in our minds that one deserves something and the other does not?
- Are we self-serving in all we do?
Jesus desires heaven for us all, He died for all. I think it’s wise for us all to remember that not one of us is good or deserving.