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Heaven On Matthew

Heaven on Matthew
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.
Check these:
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; f…

Luke On Poor Guests

Luke On Poor Guests
“The spirit is willing, but the body is weak,” so the Bible says.
Others would say, “In reality, each has to scratch each other’s back.Go with the rich, to get something.”
Most of us give and remember those who can reward/pay back.During occasions, we even reserve the best gifts for rich relatives or friends.The poor ones get the cheaper stuff.They are given the last seats and the leftovers.
Let us learn from these parables:

Fig Tree (Luke 21)
And he spoke to them a parable.“Behold the fig tree, and all the trees around you.When you now put forth their buds, everyone knows that summer is near.Even so, when you see these things coming to pass, let it be as a sign that the kingdom of God is near.Amen I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all things have been accomplished.Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
Good Shepherd(John 10)
“Amen, amen, I say to you he who does not enter by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up another…

The Last Seat, The Back Pew

The Last Seat, The Back Pew
Those who get to take the best seats in any celebration or gathering are the popular and wealthy people.Sometimes, we think that we deserve the first seats and the front seats.Perhaps, we take the best parts of the fish and meat, too.Or from a basket of fruits, we grab to take the juiciest of all, forgetting that something must be shared.
Last Seat (Luke 14)
When you are invited to a wedding feast, do not recline in the first seats, otherwise when perhaps one more distinguished have been invited by the host, and the host who invited you and him come and say to you,“Make room for this man!” you should find yourself in a most embarrassing situation to take the last seat.Thus when you are invited, go and recline in the last seat so that when the host who invited you comes, and he says to you, “Friend, come join me in the reserved seats!”Then will you be honored in the presence of all who are at the table with you.For everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, …