Matthew 21:28-32 – 28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’
29 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
30 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.
31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”
“The first,” they answered.
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
The Parable is directed at the main body of the Jewish leaders at the time, but the thing I key into is the action. Talk is not as important as actions.
If the Body of Christ and Church sits around and doesn’t get involved in the ministry, there is no ministry. If the early Church followers and apostles don’t commit their life to the Gospel, we have no written Word or account of how they went about spreading the Good News.
We all have a ministry. The Body is made up of many parts. I’ll continue with those familiar verses in the next post. Serve your Lord. Listen to his voice. To tell Him you love Him is great. To show Him that you love Him speaks louder. Both are so important, but we can’t forget the action.