SPIRITUAL GOSSIP 2
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you all according to the knowledge of God’s provision for the deliverance of mankind.
In my first article, I wrote concerning the covenant provision for God-man relationship, which covenant was meant for one to replace the other and not to go side by side with it. In the parable, Jesus demonstrated that, likening the kingdom of God to mean two scenarios of coming into a covenant relationship with the father. Our study was not centered on stating and addressing these two covenant relationships by taking them by themselves, but to use the spiritual characteristics showing forth as a result of the mentality developed as a result of wrong perception of the two covenants relationship.
The two characteristics we saw were:
Comparing oneself with another
Boasting by reason of achievement by works.
Before we ended, I stated that we will not end the article without having an understanding the verdict of the master. Perhaps, the understanding will make for a better decision taking. Now, let’s read the scripture again.
But he answered one of them and said, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? ‘Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you.
Do you not agree with me for a denarius?
This is a very crucial question. The Lord will be unjust to go outside of His covenant provision to judge anybody. If you agree with the Lord to go by the law, make sure to keep all the law. Please, we must need to understand the meaning of this question.
First of all, the question is: Is the law evil? No! In fact, capital NO! The law is simply the mind of God, and it is righteous because it proceeds from God. And in God, there is no unrighteousness. Why then is the law a problem? The truth is that the law is not the problem of man, the FLESH is. The law came out of man’s inability to acknowledge his fault. Recall that when man fell at Eden and God came asking: Why did you…? The man Adam blamed the woman Eve. The woman in turn blamed the serpent… More so, man started desiring to be independent of God – So, the agreement. So, the question is, do you agree to be judged by the law or grace? What do you agree to be judged with? The written codes on the tables of stone or the package of grace received by faith by reason of what Jesus did?
Take what is yours and go your way
This is the verdict of the father. Whatever you agree with him, you will get at the end of the day. Please notice that the agreement was for specific time duration, a day. Whenever the time is expired, you must receive what you have earned and go your way. No more. What does that mean? ‘Wherever I find you, you must get back to that place’. There is no continuation. The effect of entering through the law is that the word of God says that no one can be justified by the works of the law.
Help can only come when a man begins to humble himself and acknowledge his weaknesses. Whenever one acknowledges his weakness, God comes for his help. Jesus came for us when no man had hired us. He hired us.
I wish to end here by asking you; “How were you hired?” How did you get to be born again? Are you minding your own business or are you comparing yourself with another? What are you boasting about? I want you to remember the answer of the master, “…take what is thine and go your way.” Please, take a bold step and ask God to help you now. May the Lord grant you understanding in the name of Jesus Christ?