God the Father has gone to great lengths to demonstrate His love for His people. You and I know love because God first loved us. God’s love for His people is patient, offering repentance for those who will seek Him. God’s character is holy. As holy and loving one day judgment will come with such surprise that many will be caught off guard. Jesus reveals to the religious leaders in Mark 12:1-12 that their time of influence will soon expire. Their leaders have shamed God’s messengers, beat them and killed them. God has judged their efforts. They will soon be replaced. So too we look forward to a day when God’s judgment will be final. Jesus will return and all that is wrong in the world will be made right. Until that day, you and I have the opportunity to trust Him and participate in the vineyard work of building His kingdom.