(9-18) The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
The scribes and the chief priests perceived that Jesus told this parable against them, and they were correct. Just like the vineyard planter sent servant after servant to the tenants, God sent prophet after prophet to the Jewish people. But all of them, from Amos to Zechariah, were mistreated and ignored. Finally, God decided to send His only beloved Son with the hope that they would accept and respect Him. That hope was not realized, for His beloved Son was brutally killed. The son of the vineyard planter remained dead, but the Son of God did not.
Favorite verse: (17) But he looked directly at them and said, “What then is this that is written: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’?