In Matthew 20, Jesus told a parable about workers in a vineyard that deals with envy and unfair comparisons. We’re going to look at the problem (unfair comparisons), the parable, and then the prescription (stop comparing, pray for people you envy, encourage blessed people, move closer in your relationships with blessed people, be thankful).
In Matthew 13, Jesus compared Christianity to a man who found a valuable treasure in a field he was plowing. This parable shows the importance of the kingdom of God and why Jesus deserves full devotion. It shoots down the myth Christians shouldn’t be too dedicated to their faith.