Hey kids, did you know that life is totally fair and everyone always gets what they deserve?!...JUST KIDDING!!! Life is NOT fair.
In the scripture, we learn about how the boss man (landowner) pays the same amount of money to every worker, even though not everyone did the same amount of work. That had to be very frustrating for the workers that were there all day long and were exhausted from all their hard work.
It makes me think of the people who follow the rules, make all the good choices and work hard their whole life. Then there's the type of people who are rule breakers, make bad and selfish choices and are lazy their whole life. Then, at the end of their life, the lazy and selfish person begins to follow Jesus and God's word and turn their life around.
Even though it took the lazy person their whole life to understand what the hard worker knew all along, God tells us their reward is the same. Do you know why?..
Because NONE of us deserve what Jesus did for us. No one could ever work hard enough to make it fair that Jesus had to die on the cross for us to go to heaven. But just like the landowner, God keeps his promises.
No matter how long it takes a person to figure it out, so long as we choose to live by God's word and believe that Jesus died for our sins, we all get the same reward...Heaven!
So whenever you feel like you are being treated unfairly, remember God's promise and give grace to those who haven't gotten to where you are in this faith journey.