9Then He began to tell the people this parable: “A certain man planted a vineyard, leased it to vinedressers, and went into a far country for a long time.
10 Now at vintage-time he sent a servant to the vinedressers, that they might give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the vinedressers beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
Now the story is intriguing…
The land belonged to the owner and He planted the vineyard. He leased it to vine-dressers and went on a journey. On his return, he infact expected only ‘some of the fruit, but even that was not given to him.
What an atrocious behavior!
But don’t we behave in a similar manner?
Everything that we own in this life belongs to God ranging from the earth we live in to the small luxuries we enjoy! Can we name even one blessing in our life which God has not given us?
The truth is we can’t…
So if he expect ‘some of the fruit’ from the vines he planted, is it much? But we live as we are owners! Actually who is the owner of the car you drive, the phone you tap, the laptops, ipads etc ?
We: Oh come on! I brought these gadgets out of the cash i earned! I am the owner!
Word for us:
If God didnt give man intelligence, we wouldn’t be holding it in our hands now! No discoveries would be made…
If God didn’t give you intelligence you wouldn’t be able to use it even if u pay! Without intelligence, you can’t think…
If God didn’t give you good strength, your fingers wouldn’t tap on them! Without strength you cant move!
Infact you can relate every tiny blessing you enjoy to God’s blessings. And He is rightly the owner of everything we have and of what we are! But just like the vinedressers we are not offering even ‘some of the fruit’. We consume all the fruits like we own it! Sometimes all we can think is: My life, My cash, My happiness, My family and Me. Our life is centered around these things and nothing beyond. Nothing in our head works to show that we are God’s or that we owe everything to God!
Bear fruits for Christ as well… We run a lot for the world but its important we bear atleast ‘some of the fruit’ for God… Otherwise what is the point of this life if you can’t bear a single fruit for the owner?
Give some time out of your smartphone, ipad and laptop for Christ. Give some money out of your treasure for God’s work and good deeds.
Give your good health, to glorify Christ..
Let us be images of God bearing good fruits…