The parables of the Gospels in the Bible show what could be heaven in store for God’s people. It is true that the earth is a gift to human beings, yet humans have to know that something more beyond life is stored for those who obey God as a Father, and seek Him in eternity.
1. Laborers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20)
“For the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who goes out early in the morning to hire laborers to work in his vineyard.”
On the eleventh hour, all the workers were paid. But some complained because some have worked only for a single hour, and the master put the others on a level with those who have borne the burden of a day’s heat.
Answering to them, he said “My friends, I have done you no injustice. Did you not agree with me to pay you a “denarius” for the day’s work?” Take what is yours and leave; I choose to give to this last amount as I have given you. Or are you envious because I am generous? Even so the last shall be first, and the first last; for many are called, but few are chosen.”
2.Mustard Seed (Matthew 13)
Another parable he set before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grin of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field. It appears as the smallest of all seeds one can find on earth; but when it grows up it is larger than any herb for it grows to become a tree. Once a tree, the birds of the air come and dwell in its branches.”
3.Net (Matthew 13)
Again the kingdom of heaven is like a net which the fishermen cast into the sea to gather fish of every kind. When it was filled, the net is hauled out of the sea water into the boat and then brought to shore. He sorts the fish – the good kind to be brought to the market, and the bad ones are thrown away.
The angels will go out and separate the wicked from among the just, and will cast them down a furnace of fire where there will be the weeping and gnashing of teeth.
God’s kingdom is fair. It is open to everyone. So even if pagans, who came late knowing Jesus Christ are taken.
Also, like seeds each one grows and begins to improve everyday. Light and faith of everyone are stronger with Jesus. Those who believe in God will live with Him – in his house and kingdom forever.
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