Fight against God and He will fight against you

Matthew Bible Background

New Testament: Mark 12.9

To read the Bible in a year, read Mark 12.1–27 on March 8, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl

Jesus told a parable of a man who owned a vineyard and went away while he leased out the vineyard to vinedressers. Later he wanted to receive some of the fruit of the vineyard, but the vinedressers beat the servant whom the owner had sent. This took place a couple of times and they even killed some of the servants.

Lastly the owner sent his son and the vinedressers killed him, believing that they could then have the vineyard for themselves. Then Jesus said,

“Therefore what will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vinedressers, and give the vineyard to others.”

– Mark 12.9

They thought to have the vineyard all to themselves, but the owner destroyed them and gave the vineyard to other people! Sadly the original vinedressers could not even remain as the vinedressers of the vineyard, but through their sin they lost everything, including themselves.

It never pays to fight God and His plans, because God always wins. Have you been fighting Him? Cease immediately. Begin to accept all His ways, believing that Jesus of Nazareth is His Son and be baptized in His name that He might bring you into His family.

Questions:

  • Why did Jesus teach in parables?
  • Who is the owner in this parable and who is the son?

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