Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The real light, which sheds light upon everyone, was just coming into the world.
Jesus said to them, "I tell you, Moses did not give you the bread out of heaven, but my Father gives you the bread out of heaven,
1 John 2:8
Yet it is a new command that I am writing you; it is newly realized in him and in yourselves, for the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.
"Listen to another figure. There was a land owner who planted a vineyard and fenced it in, and hewed out a wine-vat in it, and built a watch-tower, and leased it to tenants, and left the neighborhood.
He used this figure: "A man had a fig tree growing in his garden, and he went to look for fruit on it, and could not find any.
For the Kingdom of Heaven is like an employer who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.
Then he began to speak to them in figures. "A man once planted a vineyard and fenced it in and hewed out a wine-vat and built a watch tower, and he leased it to tenants and left the neighborhood.
1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are fellow-laborers for God, and you are God's farm, God's building.