“Saying, These last have worked just one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.” (Matthew 20:12)
The children of God have been called to work in the vineyard of God. The vineyard represents the various ministries into which we have been called to work.
Beloved, if you have the privilege of been called to work in the children’s ministry, for example, work with all your might and serve faithfully.
There are those who will be called into the ministry of giving to support the work of God’s house; give liberally and cheerfully (Romans 12:8).
Beloved, the Lord will reward each and every one according to what we have done for Him (Romans 2:6–10). When we are rewarded, we should be content with our reward because the Lord knows what is best for us. What He doesn’t want us to do is to compare ourselves with one another and show dissatisfaction over the reward He has given.
We should be each other’s keeper, love the fellowship of the brethren, and be happy for one another. Yes, it is true that the parable in the opening scripture is about our common salvation, which every Christian receives. However, it is applicable to other aspects of our lives in the Kingdom of God.
Remember that the Word of God is powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword; it has one interpretation but multiple applications to the glory of God (Hebrews 4:12).
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for saving me and employing me in Your vineyard. I have learned from Your Word, therefore, I appreciate wherever You put me in Your vineyard. Please give me more grace to overcome the temptation of comparing my reward with others, and always do Your work joyfully and faithfully. Amen!