I am constantly amazed, although I shouldn’t be, how something that was written almost two thousand years ago is still so relevant today. Of course I am speaking of Holy Scripture. Let’s take a look at “The Parable of the Wicked Tenants” or “The Parable of the Tenant Farmers”, Luke 20:9 -18.
“A man planted a vineyard, and leased it to tenants, and went into another country for a long while.” – Luke 20:9
How can we relate this to our world today? The same way that Jesus was relating it to the world in his day.
The man is God, the vineyard is the world and the tenants are us. Like in Jesus’s time and throughout the history of the world, Jesus and God were rejected. God would send His prophets to preach repentance and they were constantly rejected. They were beaten and killed, and nothing changed. The owner of the vineyard even sent his own son to the vineyard hoping he would be able to reason with the tenants. They killed him as well.
Do we not do the same thing? Is our materialistic culture not doing the same thing, rejecting God and His only begotten Son?
What happens now?
“And they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and destroy those tenants, and give the vineyard to others.” Luke 20: 15- 16
As I have written in the past I think it is already happening. Are the Lions at the Door, The Beginning of the End, The Time is Now are just three of the latest. This past week there was another school shooting. How can we stop these things from happening? Stop the sale of guns? Make all guns illegal? Do complete psychiatric evaluations on every person in the world? How about we stop rejecting God and His Son. How about we go back to the moral code they taught us?
Where can we start this? Yes this should start at home, but it doesn’t. Maybe we can start it in the same place where so many of these shooting seem to happen – in our schools? It is time we realize that we need to bring God back into our lives?