Life is not Fair; Be Glad! (Matthew 20:1-16)

Pastor Aaron Ude, September 24, 2017
Part of the Sunday Sermons series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Life is full of things that are unfair. Those who are wise don't moan and complain about it because that is just a waste of time. Those who are really wise, made wise by the Holy Spirit, rejoice that life isn't fair. If life were fair, we would all be going to hell. But because of Jesus, believers are going to heaven. The many unfairness of this life are just a reminder of that glorious fact and become in it nothing more than a warm spring rain rolling off our back. (the whole sermon can be downloaded for free by clicking the title above or it can be watched on our you-tube channel. The link for that is up and on the right.)

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Matthew 20:1-16

1For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. 2And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. 5Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 6And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? 7They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. 8So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. 9And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. 10But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. 11And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, 12Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. 13But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? 14Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. 15Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 16So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. (KJV)

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