"38 when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’ 39 So they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him.
40 “Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vinedressers?”
Jesus tells this parable a day or two after His triumphal entry, a day or two before He is crucified. Christ came first to teach and heal, to proclaim and rebuke as a prophet, as He rebukes here. Like Adam, we are vinedressers who want to keep the fruit for ourselves, when it is meant for God. We reject Him, even when He sends messengers, gives us His Word and Spirit to guide. Even when we know of Jesus going to the cross to take our sin for us, we go and sin, anyway.