"Saying, these last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and the heat of the day," Mathew 20:12
IN JESUS TODAY!
Do we ever think about all those that have come before us? There are many who have been martyred, and many that have labored with great burdens to lay the foundations for what we enjoy today, with many years of faithfulness and commitment to Christ's cause, the great soul winners throughout history, strong men and women of faith that have given so much so that we could enjoy such freedoms and learn of their wisdom. The fact that this all has been made for us through blood sacrifice, the sweat and tears of our fellow laborers, with prayer after prayer, petitioning God for our benefits, this changes our perspective quickly about how it is for us!
Imagine all of this and then consider that we are counted as equal to them! We come into the cause of Christ towards the last days and we receive the same pay, the same benefits, after many others have borne the burdens and the heat of their days! God truly is amazing! Consider this today!
"For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds." Hebrews 12:3 When we look unto Jesus and the many that came before us, our attitude becomes one of gratitude! Let us appreciate all that we have been given!