Reward for Working in the Vineyard – Matthew 20:1-16

My Pastor, Steve Ramsdell once made a point in a sermon that there are huge dividends for doing God’s work. God’s bank never goes broke and there are rewards for encouraging others. In Christ, there is a reward and your needs will be met.  

The piano piece at this link In The Garden: Norm Hastings, Piano helped me with focus and reflection as I read the passage. You may want to click as you read and think about what you may pray for today. Is there a plan of action God is giving you today?

Like the workers who didn’t know about the work the landowner had until later in the day in Matthew 20:1-16, many do not hear the gospel message and join into God’s work until later in life. Also, from the passage we learn that once called into God’s work, everyone receives the same reward. For all that accept Christ as Savior, the reward will be infinitely greater than deserved and all will be equally happy forever in the kingdom of heaven.

What is implied in today’s passage is that no one can work their way to heaven. Christ is our bridge to help us cross over; providing a path to follow right now and take us home to victory.

Many think that money will make them happy but it’s doing God’s work and having others join in that abundantly blesses. The effort brings multiple rewards. This day with God, think of someone you would like to invite to help in God’s vineyard. Ask for plans that will make a difference in the lives of people,  pray for insight into how best to do it, and be thankful for the opportunity to do His work.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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4 Responses to Reward for Working in the Vineyard – Matthew 20:1-16

  1. “there are huge dividends for doing God’s work. God’s bank never goes broke and there are rewards for encouraging others. In Christ, there is a reward and your needs will be met.”

    Awesome (and eternal) truths. Great reminder!

  2. Mark Shields says:

    Thanks for stopping by and following.

  3. Hi Mark – thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow. I really like your site here. Great truths about our great GOD! I also like the part about GOD’S bank never going broke and the rewards for encouraging others. As you say there are abundant blessings. GOD bless you my friend.

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