And he began to speak to them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and dig a place for the winefat…
I. THE CHURCH IS GOD'S PECULIAR TREASURE.
II. THE JEWISH PEOPLE WERE APPOINTED ITS GUARDIANS.
III. THE JEWISH NATION WAS UNFAITHFUL TO ITS TRUST.
1. They rejected the moral government of Jehovah.
2. They rejected His political control as the head of their theocracy.
IV. THE SACRED TRUST WAS TRANSFERRED TO OTHER PEOPLES AND NATIONS.
V. THEY WERE FEARFULLY PUNISHED AS A NATION.
1. We are now led to admire the sublime features of the scheme of Providence.
2. That there is a great responsibility on the nations, communities, and individuals, to which God commits His Church.
3. We are the husbandmen.
(E. N. Kirk, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.