Little by little He’s changing me. Yes Lord, sanctify me for Your glory.
Today’s reading: Matthew 20-21.
Jesus kept repeating the theme of change in his final days. People must change if they will enter the kingdom of heaven. They must change radically – from the root up – but they found it hard. First there was the problem of accepting those who professed faith and followed Jesus after a lifetime of sinful disobedience. In a story that looked forward to the thief on the cross, he compared their salvation to the wages paid to hired men.
“The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them…
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