Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Two Sons

This is a book first posted on Grace Connection, the Magazine. There is no printed edition. All 30 chapters will appear on the Wheel in the following weeks.


Mathew 21:28-32

This parable belongs to a trio of parables describing how the Jewish nation failed God. They were the recipients of God's solicitude, care, and cultivation. They made lofty professions but failed to act. They refused to listen to God's messengers, the prophets. These parables come after the triumphal entry and the cleansing of the temple during the last week of Jesus' ministry. Jesus had been teaching and preaching to the Jewish nation for over three years and things were now coming to a head. The Jewish leaders had not responded to his message and plans were underfoot now to discredit Jesus and kill him. These parables are a last attempt by Jesus to lead them away from their destructive course.

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