The Lord Jesus Christ utilized Isaiah’s parable of the Vineyard, modifying it to reveal many other aspects of the relationship between God and his people. In Isaiah 5 the emphasis is on the preparation that the LORD made, to install Israel into the promised land and the things he provided to insure that they would be inclined to bear sweet fruit unto God, (Repentance, faith and love).
Jesus told a similar story about a fig tree which took equal amounts of preparation, but which would not bear fruit after three years, and was very near being cut down, but was saved by the intercession of the gardener. The emphasis there was upon Judgment, salvation and the limits of time. We only have so much time to bring forth fruit, and the fact that we have not yet been judged is due to the intercession of the gardener, the Messiah.
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Again Jesus told a Vineyard story which emphasized the election and rewards of the workers in the Vineyard. An owner kept going back to the marketplace to hire more workers, even to the very last hour of the day! Obviously he didn’t need those workers, but they needed Him, and in mercy he chose them. On the day of reward i will be revealed that no one gets less than what they deserve, but some people get more, for the basis of Reward is grace.
Finally He told a parable which examined the management of the Vineyard of the LORD. He leased it out to tenants who began to develop a vain Imagination that the Vineyard was theirs to run, and not the LORD’s. They forgot that they were but stewards and the vain Imagination drove them to abuse the prophets and preachers who tried to collect the Master’s share of the fruit. Ultimately...
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