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90 DAYS THROUGH THE GOSPELS:

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MATTHEW 20

Laborers in the Vineyard

1“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.2“When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard.3“And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the market place;4and to those he said, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ Andso they went.5“Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did the same thing.6“And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing around; and he *said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day long?’7“They *said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He *said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’

8“When evening came, the owner of the vineyard *said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last group to the first.’9“When those hired about the eleventh hour came, each one received a denarius.10“When those hired first came, they thought that they would receive more; but each of them also received a denarius.11“When they received it, they grumbled at the landowner,12saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the scorching heat of the day.’13“But he answered and said to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius?14‘Take what is yours and go, but I wish to give to this last man the same as to you.15‘Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?’16“So the last shall be first, and the first last.”

Death, Resurrection Foretold

17As Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the way He said to them,18“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death,19and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.”

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20Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him.21And He said to her, “What do you wish?” She *said to Him, “Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left.”22But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” They *said to Him, “We are able.”23He *said to them, “My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father.”

24And hearing this, the ten became indignant with the two brothers.25But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.26“It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,27and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;28just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Sight for the Blind

29As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him.30And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”31The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”32And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?”33They *said to Him, “Lord, we want our eyes to be opened.”34Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.

PRAYER: Jesus, thank You for Your example of being a servant. You could have come in chariots and lived in palaces of gold, but You came to teach us to be humble and to love. You taught of the generosity of grace, but others sought more money and even Your disciples fought for power as You were walking to Jerusalem to be condemned, beaten and crucified. Thank You for ransoming my life with Yours. Thank You for never giving up on us, but pursuing us even into the eleventh hour of our lives. May Your laborers rejoice as a sinner gives even his last breath to You and is received into Your presence in heaven. Thank You for your love and I desire everyone to know You as their Lord and Savior.

CARE: So many Scriptures in the four Gospels have to do with Jesus healing the blind, lame, sick, the crippled and even raising the dead. Jesus exercised His authority over the physical body so that people would listen and learn about His authority over the soul. Eventually, those who He healed died but those who followed Him live in His presence forever in heaven. People are born with or have events happen in their lives that cause disabilities. It is a difficult life; difficult sometimes to understand and difficult to maneuver through everyday life. People with disabilities need assistance in a variety of ways but they also have so much to offer. They are smart, talented, loving, insightful, disciple-making people who can teach us a thing or two about life and love. They do not want your pity, they want your friendship. Is there someone in your life, your neighborhood, school or workplace with a disability? Get to know them and make sure your church is equipped with facilities, programs and teachers to embrace people with disabilities. Give them and their families a chance to worship and be discipled.

SHARE: As Jesus passed through Jericho, the blind men cried out for Jesus to have mercy on them. The crowd tried to shush them but they cried out even louder. Jesus stops and asks them, “What do you want me to do for you?” You would think that the answer was obvious, a blind person would want their sight, but Jesus gives them the opportunity to express their desire to Him in front of the crowd that tried to keep them quiet. “Lord let our eyes be opened,” and Jesus touched them and immediately they could see. Notice, that their mouths were open with cries for help before their eyes were opened. The cultural crowd today tells us that prayer is for the weak minded, that faith is a fairytale. It takes a strong person to cry out even louder when the crowd tells you to hush; but Jesus hears you. Ask Him, praise Him, thank Him and let the crowd be amazed by what He does in you and through you. Someone you know or that you will meet today needs to know that Jesus hears their cries for help; be prepared to share this message with them.

What do these verses mean to you in your life?

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