The Vineyard of the Lord of Hosts
Please complete the reading assignment below and answer the following questions as homework. Check the comments for answers.
READING ASSIGNMENT: Isaiah 5, Luke 20:9-18, Matt 21:33-44
Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time. And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.
Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him. But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him.
What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them? He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
1. What is the vineyard?
2. Who is the man who planted it?
3. Who are the husbandmen hired by the man?
4. What is the fruit of the vineyard? (hint: Is 5:4, John 15:2-6, Matt 3:10, 7:19, Lu 13:7-9)
5. Who are the servants sent to the husbandmen?
6. Who is the man’s son?
7. What is the promised inheritance?
8. To whom is the vineyard given after the husbandmen are destroyed? (hint: Matt. 21:42-44)