Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 2 April 2020 – Wicked Tenants


Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 2 April 2020 – Wicked Tenants

Topic: Wicked Tenants

Read: Luke 20:9-19

Message: Jesus here gives a parable of his relationship with Israel. He– God, planted a vineyard (synonymous with Israel or the world). This means that God who created man did so for a specific purpose. God is looking for fruit in all creation or His business ventures (Jn. 15:16). Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down (Matt 3:9).It was very unfortunate that the tenants who the ‘big man’ hired to look after his vineyard were wicked and dangerous: Instead of producing fruits for the landlord, they planned and killed his son, so that they could take over the vineyard. This was what the Jews and the world did to Jesus, the Son of God. Many in the church today are like these wicked tenants. The Lord rented to us:Health, wisdom, education, finances, jobs, children, etc.,and sentus His servants such as Priests, Pastors, Prophets, Teachers, Evangelists, etc.,to ask for fruits of greater devotion to Godand godly character(Gal. 5:22-23); support for God’s work through tithes, offerings, etc).However, we resist Him in and hoard his blessings for selfish reasons. But we must remember that the ownerfinally dispossessed and killed the wicked tenants (v.16)and likewise, God will require an account from each person and reward us according to our deeds at the end (1 Pet. 4:5).

Dear Lord, make me a profitable and not a wicked tenant.

Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 2 April 2020