Read Matthew 20 today.

The parable of the vineyard workers is troubling to many people. It just seems unfair. Some people worked all day and they received the same pay as those who worked only one hour. It seems unfair if we consider the pay as something which is earned.
Yet Jesus’ teaching is not about that which is earned, but rather that which is received as a free gift. It is about God’s grace rather than our earnings based upon our works. If I focus on the grace I have received, my attitude will be one of thanksgiving. If I focus on the grace I have received in comparison with the grace others have received, my attitude may be either a feeling of superiority or jealousy.
May we choose thankfulness.
Matthew 20:8-15 NLT
“That evening he told the foreman to call the workers in and pay them, beginning with the last workers first. [9] When those hired at five o’clock were paid, each received a full day’s wage. [10] When those hired first came to get their pay, they assumed they would receive more. But they, too, were paid a day’s wage. [11] When they received their pay, they protested to the owner, [12] ‘Those people worked only one hour, and yet you’ve paid them just as much as you paid us who worked all day in the scorching heat.’
[13] “He answered one of them, ‘Friend, I haven’t been unfair! Didn’t you agree to work all day for the usual wage? [14] Take your money and go. I wanted to pay this last worker the same as you. [15] Is it against the law for me to do what I want with my money? Should you be jealous because I am kind to others?’