In Luke 20, there is a parable about a vineyard owned by a man in a far off land. This man entrusted wicked vine dressers to care for his vine. When the fruit ripened, the man sent servants to bring him his bounty. The wicked vine dressers beat the servants and sent them home empty handed.
The owner then said, "I will send my beloved son."
The wicked vine dressers conspired to kill the son in an effort to control the vine. Listen to the response of the owner:
“‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’? Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”
Jesus made it clear that He is the vine and we are the branches. We also know that God is the Owner from afar, so...
Moral of the Story: When you embark on teaching God's Word, you embark on keeping the vine. It is a holy endeavour... best not to treat it lightly.
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