Luke 20:14 There Is An Inheritance

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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Luke 20:14 There Is An Inheritance

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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