This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Ephesians 3:20 (ESV)
Today I am thinking about how there’s no need to fear lack when your source is God.
Recently we talked about how we can sometimes fall into that comparison trap. One reason we may compare ourselves to others is when we believe someone else has just as much as we have, but they didn’t earn it.
Another reason we may compare ourselves to or compete with others is out of a fear of lack. However, through the parable of the workers in the vineyard, Jesus taught his disciples that there is no such thing as lack when you follow him.
In the parable, a master went into the marketplace and hired laborers to work in his vineyard from six in the morning to six in the evening at a day’s wage of one denarius. This master also chose to go back to the marketplace several times throughout the day, hiring more and more workers.
The master returned to the marketplace at 5 in the evening, the eleventh hour of a twelve hour workday, and asked the people there why they were standing there idle all day. They responded that it was because no one had hired them. The master hired them on the spot.
At the end of the day, the master told the foreman to pay all of the workers and to begin by paying the last workers first. When those who started at six in the morning saw that those who started at five in the evening were paid one denarius, they assumed they would be paid more. When they weren’t, they went away angry.
These workers were operating from a mindset of lack, as if the master hiring all of these other workers impacted their ability to be paid more. Whenever my mind drifts to the natural and I see lack, I remind myself of these words: “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 (ESV)
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So today, see abundance.