Posted on 09 Jul 2015 06:54

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Matthew 21:28 – 31a(NIV)

28. “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’

29. "I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.

30.“Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.

31.“Which of the two did what his father wanted?” “The first,” they answered.

Jesus told this story of two sons, one who said he would not do the work his father asked of him, yet did, and another who promised to work, but did not.

In the story both sons hear and respond verbally to their father's command, one negatively, one positively. The one who promises to obey but never follows through is just as guilty as if he had refused from the beginning. Though his promise to work may make him look good on the surface, his father will never accept his act of disobedience.

Look at these two sons: The first son, after his blunt refusal to work, repents of his sin and goes to work for his father. The first son had a change of heart and goes out to do what his father wants. The second son, although he promptly promised to do His father’s bidding, yet when it was all said and done he failed to perform the work.

The first son changed from bad to good, but the second son does not change at all—if he did makes any change, he went from bad to worse!

The warning to us is not to be a son who promises to work, then neglects to keep his word. God has called us and given us our mission; we have accepted that calling, promising we would work. Now we must perform that which we have promised.

God bless you is my prayer!!!

Dr. J. M. Wooten

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