Wow. V. 7. “Because no one has hired us.” They say. They are basically blaming the vineyard owner for not hiring them already. But notice, he’s already been out there a couple of times that day, and every time he went, he hired everybody. These dudes weren’t around. They were home asleep or off somewhere else playing.
But when asked “Why aren’t you working?” they blame the most capable, busiest person in the whole story.
Not all parables teach all things, but we already have a glimpse into the character of God. Even when we are lazy and don’t even show up, He pursues us. Even when we blame Him for our reluctance to follow or do anything with Him, He hires us. Even when we aren’t at all in the mood or interested in doing the great work He calls us to do, He keeps coming back to see when we’re ready.
And then He invites us.