The Choice Made Between Two Son’s

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But what think ye? A man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to-day in the vineyard. And he answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented himself, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. Which of the two did the will of his father? They say, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not; but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye saw it, did not even repent yourselves afterward, that ye might believe him. (Matt 21:28-32).

Greeting my friends’ grace and peace to you in the name of God our Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.

I thank God for you and the privilege He has given me to share His word with you. I pray Lord that you keep me focused

on the delivery concerning the choices we make. Thank You, Lord, in Jesus name Amen.

Brothers and sisters these two Son that Jesus is speaking of gives us a perfect contrast to compare and choose.

The first Son just said right away, “no” whatever His problem was he was perfectly honest in his response to his father.

No father I’m not going to do it. He knew he should have done what his father wanted him to do but he didn’t care.

He didn’t try to hide it. He just did not want to do it and made the conscious decision that he was not going to do.

Later He thought about it, he probably thought this is my dad who asks me to do this work. He has been good to me,

He provided for me, he made sure I had everything I needed to live a decent life free of worry or danger, or hunger and even now

loves me unconditionally. I am wrong l change my mind, I will do as he asked. The scriptures seem to allude to this son representing

the people who have no interest in pure religion. They do not fear God, and they don’t pretend to. There is no hypocrisy about them.

They know they are sinners and they will tell you that.

The second son said “I go Sir” and went not. He said one thing and then acted in the opposite direction of what He said he would do.

His actions were not consistent. There is a contradiction in what he said he was going to do and what he actually did. there was a contradiction

in his promise and his performance. He was deceptive, he gave no indication that he had no intention of doing what his father wanted him to do.

His composure and his words were a lie. He professed obedience and had no intention of obeying, therefore he was a hypocrite.

Both sons were in a dangerous position. Their characters were different,  opposite each other. they were different in thought and word.

Their difference answers were only an indication of varieties of sin.  The first Son was bold, guilty of rebellion. The second son was cowardly.

the first son neither promised or meant to obey. The other son promised obedience but intended not to keep his word.

Looking at it from this point we have no reason to prefer one son over the other. It is in their ultimate act that they were different.

The first son after a blunt refusal repented of his sin and went out to labor for his father. The other promptly promised but failed to

perform.  His brother changed from bad to good, but this son was not changed from good to bad, his attitude was pre-determined’

he had no intention of changing. These two sons represent two different types of people. The first represented the harlots and the publicans and all

the people John the Baptist preached to, they lived in open rebellion, publicans, tax collectors, harlots, they were sinners and they knew it.

The second son represents the religious leaders, who wore garments to give the impression of religious order and prominence.   But they were as far from

God as the outcast. Professing to be the Lords, yet they were disobedient and rebellious in all the deep facts of their lives.

We must be careful not to allow ourselves to think we are more than we really are. If we are  Christians it is because we are sinners who repented and believed that Jesus

Christ died on the cross for our sins and based on that fact we ask Him to forgive us, and as a result of that God gives us eternal life. The only difference between the

saved and the unsaved is not that we are not sinners, because we are, we were born sinners. The difference is that we repented and believed on Jesus Christ and asked Jesus

to forgive us, And He did. My friends tell others about Jesus, We all have to come the same way,  Jesus Is the Way.  help them to understand, their lives depend on it. God bless you.

If you read this message and you have made a decision concerning your life, and God, Contact me, allow me to help.

Blog my post. thank you and God Bless you

Rev. Reginald Stevens





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