God’s Grace in Action is Not a Matter of Fairness

September 24, 2017

God’s Grace in Action is Not a Matter of Fairness
Matthew 20: 1 – 16

“It’s not fair!” How easy it is to grumble and complain when others are recognized and rewarded, even though they have put in little effort or invested very little. After all, at times our sinful and selfish motivation for “giving it our all” is so that we can be on the top of recognition at the expense of others who end up on the bottom of the heap. Today we will hear Jesus reveal the dangers of assuming that the blessings which are granted in His kingdom are based on merit and effort. May the Holy Spirit redirect us from focusing on what others receive and point us to focusing on Jesus, who graciously and extravagantly gives everyone in His kingdom according to His good will. His gifts prompt all who receive to say, “I am blessed! Thank You, Lord!”

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