The Farmer & The Tenant Farmer

Then Jesus began teaching them with stories: “A man planted a vineyard. He built a wall around it, dug a pit for pressing out the grape juice, and built a lookout tower. 

Then he leased the vineyard to tenant farmers and moved to another country.

 At the time of the grape harvest, he sent one of his servants to collect his share of the crop. 

 But the farmers grabbed the servant, beat him up, and sent him back empty-handed. 

 The owner then sent another servant, but they insulted him and beat him over the head. 

 The next servant he sent was killed. 

Others he sent were either beaten or killed, until there was only one left—his son whom he loved dearly. 

The owner finally sent him, thinking, ‘Surely they will respect my son.’ 

“But the tenant farmers said to one another, ‘Here comes the heir to this estate. Let’s kill him and get the estate for ourselves!’ So they grabbed him and murdered him and threw his body out of the vineyard. 

“What do you suppose the owner of the vineyard will do?” Jesus asked. “I’ll tell you—he will come and kill those farmers and lease the vineyard to others

 Didn’t you ever read this in the Scriptures? 

‘The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. This is the Lord ’s doing, and it is wonderful to see.’ 

” The religious leaders wanted to arrest Jesus because they realized he was telling the story against them—they were the wicked farmers. But they were afraid of the crowd, so they left him and went away.
Mark 12:1‭-‬12 NLT

http://bible.com/116/mrk.12.1-12.NLT

This parable Jesus told makes me ask myself, “What kind of stewart am I? Am I listening & accepting The Son of The Land Owner? Am I a good tenant?”

As I develop my relationship with Christ I continue to accept the discipline The Son of God gives and learn from Him what He desires.

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