9) And he began to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard, and let it out to tenants, and went into another country for a long while. 10) When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, that they should give him some of the fruit of the vineyard; but the tenants beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. 11) And he sent another servant; him also they beat and treated shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12) And he sent yet a third; this one they wounded and cast out. 13) Then the owner of the vineyard said, `What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it may be they will respect him.' 14) But when the tenants saw him, they said to themselves, `This is the heir; let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.' 15) And they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16) He will come and destroy those tenants, and give the vineyard to others." When they heard this, they said, "God forbid!" 17) But he looked at them and said, "What then is this that is written: `The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner'? 18) Every one who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; but when it falls on any one it will crush him."
When I was young my pastor would read this passage and preach on the vineyard and the people who where suppose to be tending the vineyard. I often wondered what made these men think that to kill the son whould give them the advantage and that in doing this the owner whould give them the inheritance? If you think about it, it really doesn't make sense in a logical way. But then again man has never been really in tune when it came to the things of the spirit.
One thing I did get from this message and others like it was that the heavenly father wants us to tell as many people as we can about the LOVE of JESUS CHRIST, and about HIS sacrafice. To take as many as we can to HEAVEN with us as we can. From this and other teachings of Jesus I came to LOVE DEEPLY the people of God and have made it a point to TELL.
The only thing YOU can take into heaven with you when you go is the people that came to KNOW JESUS CHRIST as a result of YOU.
Don't be like these men and kill HIM, tell about HIM, someone needs to hear!