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Jesus began to speak to the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and left on a journey. At the proper time he sent a servant to the tenants to obtain from them some of the produce of the vineyard. But they seized him, beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. Again he sent them another servant. And that one they beat over the head and treated shamefully. He sent yet another whom they killed. So, too, many others; some they beat, others they killed. He had one other to send, a beloved son. He sent him to them last of all, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they seized him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard. What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come, put the tenants to death, and give the vineyard to others. Have you not read this Scripture passage:
The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes?”
They were seeking to arrest him, but they feared the crowd, for they realized that he had addressed the parable to them. So they left him and went away.
God sent us His only beloved Son and He died for us. There was little respect for Jesus among those in authority. Much the same is happening today. They ridicule those who believe and they seek to discredit and destroy what He came and built. Do you believe or do you destroy? The choice of kingdoms is yours. Will you choose the Kingdom of God or the kingdom of the world?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose your Kingdom daily. Help me to never make the wrong choice and allow myself to be deceived by the world. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Blessed the man who fears the Lord, Alleluia!