“But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and take his inheritance.’ So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.

Matthew 21: 38 – 39

When the tenants see this son, who they know will inherit the vineyard instead of the son. People like have certainty of what they own, and what should be theirs. When Jesus Christ came, the Pharisees felt challenged in their authority. So much of what they had known to be true, and what they thought they were in charge of is undone by Jesus. They feel challenged, because they are no longer in control. When we realise there is something we don’t have control over, how do we respond? Do we feel challenged, and push back, or do we support and follow the person who is now in charge?

Prayer: Gracious God, we are so thankful that you have come and remind us that you have come to lead us and teach us how to follow you. May we follow you and follow your example. May we continue to listen to you and follow your lead in all we say and do. Amen

Action: Take time to listen for God’s voice.

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