Wages for a Penny a Day
Inspired by Matthew 20: 1 to 16
By David Smith September 2, 2010
Labour Day weekend, Labour in the field;
For a penny a day; a fair wage to yield.
The first group negotiated for the early rise;
A penny for wages; start at sunrise.
The progressing day; landowner required more labour
Went to the Market for hired hands to savour;
He made the decision; a fair wage they would get;
As HE sees what’s right; they agreed to it yet.
At the end of the day payment was due;
From the last to the first a penny for YOU;
Some worked the whole day and complained in their heart;
The landowner explained they agreed was their part.
The others that worked got the same daily pay
Regardless how small the fraction of the day;
God is sovereign be careful when bargaining with Him;
By his saving grace we can entre in;
The first group negotiated under the law they abide;
Works for the wages, labour on their side.
Throughout the day the owner set the price;
That is God’s grace that is all so nice.
The last shall be first; and the first shall be last
God decides whom he will blast;
Wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life.
Have you a relationship with Christ tonight?