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In “The Parable of the Tenants” told by Jesus and recorded in Mark 12:1-12, the vineyard is the nation of Israel, the tenants are the religious leaders, and the son is Christ. The tenants are fully aware of what they are doing as they had several opportunities to do the right thing but were determined to kill the son. Their motive for killing the son was to gain total control of the vineyard.
The temple leaders knew the metaphors of the parable because they were acquainted with the Scripture in Isaiah 5:1-7 but the parable makes it plain that their attitude toward Jesus was one of disrespect. They didn’t accept Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God, or the Truth.
This day with God, let us accept the ONE who has all the answers. Then God will accept us into an amazing future in which the impossible becomes possible. Let us each use our individual strengths for the glory of His kingdom. Then there will be peace and calmness as we accept our lot in life, focus on what we can do, accept His help, and just be the awesome person we were made to be.
Lord, we pray each day because kneeling to pray is what gives us strength to stand. There is peace in prayer because we are praying to the ONE who has all the answers. Today Lord … as we make decisions at home, at work, what to do, and how we use our time, we trust in your guidance and have confidence because we have accepted Your Son Jesus and will be helped … Amen!