Tuesday: December 15, 2020,
Reference text: Matthew 21:28-32
Matthew 21:28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. 21:30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
When the father in today’s Gospel decided to get workers into his vineyard, he went to both sons and gave them the same set of instructions. It was the same job to be carried out thus, had both of them showed up, they would have had to find a way to work together to complete the task at hand. This suggests that another individual is capable of completing the tasks assigned initially to another.
So never let your pride cause you to think you are the only one. Of course without you, others will have to play catch up and learn the ropes about your job description and role, but ultimately, the catching up will come to a conclusion. Never be brazen enough to even think that the agenda of God will not proceed without your involvement because the moment that thought takes seat in your heart with your permission, that is the point where your pride has gained root.
My dear, there is no argument: as far as your make up is concerned, you have been uniquely fashioned! You are one of a kind. However, don’t let that cause you to think that where matters of God’s kingdom are concerned, you are ‘one and only’. On that front, your uniqueness finds expression in the company of others. So that no matter how mature you may be, you are a coworker with others in the Lord’s vineyard. In other words, you are one of many not ‘the one and only’.