Matthew 20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
I like keeping my old stuff. Things like my room, my clothes my everything actually. But when it comes to the things of God, i love receiving the new things that come with the Spirit. The old, i dispose with vigor, as long as the new things bring life to my work in God.
The word I've quoted is a word that talks, really, about nothing from the eye; yet its something when we dig deeper. Its taken from the part of Matthew where Jesus Christ spells out the parable of the householder who had a vineyard.
As he puts it across, the man had an initial purpose; that is to dress down his field, and get his harvest done in the time he felt it suitable. But when we deal with externals, as Christians, we face the ordeal of keeping our purpose as opposed to the luring-little-purposes of those that we work with.
If we succumb, we are made to fulfill the purposes of those we work with, as opposed to the ones we have as Christians. They come with all sorts of targets and reasoning. All forms of justifications. But if we stay in faith, we can remember our goals as children of God.
Obviously, giving someone the same money for less work as compared to another who did more work is unfair. but the question is: "Unfair to which purpose?". Is it unfair to the field being prepared and harvested or to the selfish desires of those around you.
Be cautious and involve God in your life. Make him your life and see what he has i store for you. In Jesus Christ's Name, Amen!
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