Luke 20:14 (KJV)
But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
A person might read this parable and think it to be about as ridiculous as the question the Sadducees asked him about the woman with seven husbands. Jesus’s parable is, I suggest, meant to seem ridiculous. Who in their right mind would believe that, by killing the master’s son, the master would give them his inheritance?
This is precisely what happened with the Jews. They were so self-deceived that, when Jesus, the Son of God, came to them, they actually believed they would do God’s service by killing Him.
Oh, but the same ridiculous notion happens regularly today. People deny Christ, ignore Christ, rob Christ’s glory, and still expect to have the favor of the Lord upon them. They live in denial of all that God has said and then accuse God when something terrible happens in their world.
Just as the Jews of Jesus’s day killed the Son of God because they refused to recognize Him as God’s Son, people today deny and denigrate His name because they do not believe His testimony.
There is an inheritance to be received. It is received by those who come to Jesus and trust Him as their Saviour.
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