PARABLE: Laborers in the Vineyard


Matthew 20:1-16

This parable demonstrates how “the first shall be last; and the last shall be first” (19:30). No matter when a child of God makes entrance into the kingdom (third, sixth, or ninth hour), if they're found faithful, the reward is the same (a penny a day, i.e. Brideship). Many people wrongfully use this to teach that unless a person labors for the Lord, they're not saved. However, the Kingdom of Heaven only pertains to Christ and his disciples. Second, in the parable, the men are called labourers—what child of the devil is a laborer for Christ? Therefore, the view of the parable isn't to teach a salvation message, it's to highlight the fact that Yeshua is searching for a faithful bride from among his many followers.