For the kingdom of heaven is like to a man that is an householder…
I. The ordinary walks of life are as a market-place to men whose highest aim is to buy and sell and get gain.
II. Outside this market-place is a vineyard, which the great Owner of the world and Proprietor of human life would have cultivated.
III. All hiring, and looking out for hire, is but a profitless idling till the Master calls to a higher work.
IV. Call a man to labour when He will, He will give what He pleases of His own at the end of life's day.
(J. C. Gray.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.