I wasn't thinking of it like money though. I was thinking more along the lines of people that have been Christians their whole lives vs people that have lived in sin their whole lives, but finally came to Christ to clean the mess up that the sin stain leaves on them. Sometimes that sin stain is so great, we don't believe anyone or anybody can get it off, and we are right. We can't personally scrub it off, hide it, change it, and neither can any of our friends, Pastors or churches. We are right to think that, because, only Jesus can remove that stain.
The problem with the mindset of someone living in sin for so long is ""f" it, what's the point." I think this parable that Jesus points out shares the point right here. There is a point in our lives where you will be "called". It's when Jesus will ask you if you want to work in his vineyard. Don't worry if you missed his call, God's relentless, he will ask again. He might be using this illustration to do so. Who knows, God loves his workers. When he calls you to work, your pay is the same as the one that has been working in Christ all day or the one just at the end of the day... your sins get washed and they are no more.
Sometimes, we get the belief that well, great, I can just live however I want and keeping running to Jesus and he will wash me. Although that's true, it's also very dangerous. You see it's a heart issue. If you continue to live in that manner, you will begin to build a scab on your heart, and you may be numb to the Lord's visitation. Just like Sampson.
Friends, take a read, see if you can see if God has favorites, or if he's ready to take you in right now, no matter what is in your past.
“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
“About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went.
“He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’
“‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.
“He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’
“When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’
“The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’
“But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’
“So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”