For the kingdom of heaven is like to a man that is an householder…
The reward which the Lord will ultimately grant to His servants.
I. It is not ARBITRARY, but in accordance with the strictest justice.
1. He rewards only His labourers.
2. He rewards all His labourers.
3. He gives the same reward to all His labourers as such. The equality of the penny a figure of the equality of God's justice.
II. It is not LIMITED, but free and rich, according to the fulness of His love.
III. It is not a MYSTERIOUS and silent fate, but the ways of wisdom, which justify themselves.
(J. P. Lange, D. D.)
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.