The Rented Vineyard: Matthew 21:33-41
““33) Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard and put a wall around it and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey. 34) When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce. 35) The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third. 36) Again he sent another group of slaves larger than the first; and they did the same thing to them. 37) But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38) But when the vine-growers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’ 39) They took him, and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. 40) Therefore when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers?” 41) They *said to Him, “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.”” Matthew‬ ‭21‬:‭33‬-‭41‬
This parable tells the story of the Old Testament. God tried over and over again to gleam fruit from Israel, but every time He came up empty. From the Law to the Kings and through the Prophets… they scorned and killed Gods messengers.
Finally, God sent His only begotten Son. He met with the same fate. They despised and killed Him. Their condemnation is just. Even the chief priests and elders of the people gave the correct answer. Judgment is coming.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global