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Tuesday, 14 April 2020

The Parable of The Receiver and The Giver Matthew 21:28-32



The Parable of The Receiver and The Giver



A wise man said to his student
“There were two people. One of them were walking along a road to discover a bag of money had fallen from the sky. They said “I will keep it for myself. For this is a gift from God.” The other person walked along another road to discover a bag of money that had fallen from the sky. They said “I will give this to the poor and needy. I will use this to serve God.” Which do you think will enter the kingdom of heaven?”
The student said, “The second one.”
“You have answered correctly. For the one who serves humanity and God will enter the kingdom, but those who serve themselves and think material gain is the gift from God shall not receive the true gift.”

Matthew 21:28-32 The Message (MSG)

The Story of Two Sons
28 “Tell me what you think of this story: A man had two sons. He went up to the first and said, ‘Son, go out for the day and work in the vineyard.’

29 “The son answered, ‘I don’t want to.’ Later on he thought better of it and went.

30 “The father gave the same command to the second son. He answered, ‘Sure, glad to.’ But he never went.

31-32 “Which of the two sons did what the father asked?”

They said, “The first.”

Jesus said, “Yes, and I tell you that crooks and whores are going to precede you into God’s kingdom. John came to you showing you the right road. You turned up your noses at him, but the crooks and whores believed him. Even when you saw their changed lives, you didn’t care enough to change and believe him. . 

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