Listen to this penetrating lesson on Christian living by clicking here: The Parable Of The Penny_Springer-Allen_2011-06-19_D_24k
The main lesson of this parable is gratitude, contentment and brotherly love. We should never murmur against what the Lord has given us as compared to others.
Indeed, all who are servants, according to the Word of the Lord, should be praying the Master to send other laborers into the vineyard, instead of feeling jealous of any others who might come. And as greater knowledge of Present Truth is now coming as a reward to all who labor at all in the vineyard of the Lord, let us not be surprised [R5474 : page 172] if this shall be equally distributed to those who have come in recently and to those who have been a long time in the Master’s service.
Let us rather rejoice in the Lord’s ways. Let not our hearts be angry because of His graciousness to those who have come into the service even during the eleventh hour. Are they not brethren? Under the terms of the Golden Rule should we not wish them to have the same blessings that we enjoy? Any aloofness on the part of those who have been longer in the Lord’s service–any feeling on the part of such that they must have more manifestation of the Lord’s favor now–is evidently wrong. The Lord would have us more like unto Himself. And this is the suggestion of those who have selected the Golden Text for this lesson. Be ye like unto your Father; for He is kind to the unthankful. “He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”–Matthew 5:45.