But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go work today in the vineyard.’And he answered and said, ‘I will, sir’; and he did not go.And he came to the second and said the same thing. But he answered and said, ‘I will not’; yet he afterward regretted it and went.“Which of the two did the will of his father?”They said, “The latter.”Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you that the tax-gatherers and harlots will get into the kingdom of God before you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but the tax-gatherers and harlots did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even feel remorse afterward so as to believe him.(Mat 21:28-32 NAS)
Which is better: to intend and desire to do the right thing and fail to do it, or to do the right thing begrudgingly?
Which is better: to please people with lying lips or to eventually make things right?
Which is better: the willing heart or the working hands?
Then why is it we seem to be more disappointed when a child does his chores bitterly than when he joyfully agrees, and then “forgets”?
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