God Justice

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Matthew 20:1-16
20:1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an Householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
20:2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

20:3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 20:4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did Likewise.
20:6 And about The Eleventh Hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

20:7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
20:8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
20:9 And when they came that were hired about The Eleventh Hour, they received every man a penny.

20:10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they Likewise received every man a penny.
20:11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, 20:12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the Burden and heat of the day.
20:13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

20:14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
20:15 Is it not Lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

If a company provides the same wage for all workers and employees. Starting from managers to factory workers. So there will happen a severe protest by workers at the factory. The manager will complain to the owner of the company because his salary equal to the workers. But workers will not complain because he felt that was enough.

But in the verses above, we seemed to see injustice. lord of the vineyard gave the same wage. Those who work very early, those who work at 9 am, those who work at 3 and 5 evening receive the same wages in the night.

though the workers at morning protest to the master of the wine, but the master was still giving the same wage to them of all. If we look at it logically, this parable is like the parable of the unjust. Kingdom of heaven is described by something that is not fair.

However, if we more research with thorough and we have a very valuable lesson. principles of human justice was different from the principle of God justice. What is considered human is not necessarily fair for God. God is lord who created us. So God has the right of our life. God also have complete control over our lives.

we can not protest when we are born in poor families. We also can not protest when we are born into conditions of disability. God knows what's happening in the next period over us.

Just as when we make a glass ceramics. We can make a glass ceramic with any model. but certainly the glass ceramic will not protest to us.

but 1 thing for sure is: that God gives what is best for the child He loved. So, we should really be pleasing to God. so we obtain an abundant blessing from the Lord Jesus

Romans 9:18
Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.

God bless you


On March 26, 2010 at 3:40 AM , Marie Cecile said...

Awesome reflection. God bless you!!