"So the last will be first, and the first will be last."
This statement is the final piece of Jesus' parable about the workers in the vineyard. The workers hired at the end of the day are paid first, and are paid the same amount as those who had worked since morning. So one way to read this would be, "Things will even-out in the end, and God will make sure each gets what was promised them." When we accept Christ as our Saviour, we are promised life with Him for all eternity. But we are not promised anything about what the journey will entail. We are not promised freedom from pain or suffering. But we will have what we were promised.
Holy Lord, I live with your promise in my heart. I know you are fair and will keep your promise. You sent Jesus to live it out for us. I am thankful. Amen
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