Listen to another parable: “There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.”
We have been made stewards of the earth, tenants of this vineyard God has created for our good and his pleasure. If we ruin the land, will we still be able to pay the rent?