For the kingdom of heaven is like to a man that is an householder…
I. Idleness rebuked.
II. Service required.
III. Toil rewarded.
IV. Discontent manifested.
V. Murmuring silenced.
VI. Administration vindicated.
I. There is a householder who has a vineyard. The householder — Jesus. The vineyard is the Church.
II. The householder calls labourers into his vineyard at different hours in the day.
III. In the evening the labourers are called to receive their reward.
IV. The early labourers murmur against the householder.
V. The householder defends his conduct; and expostulates with the murmurers.
VI. The parable concludes with an awful inference to the Jewish nation.
Parallel VersesKJV: For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.