Jesus spoke a parable in which men who began working at the beginning of the day were paid the same as those who were hired late in the day.
He said that the employer paid the last workers first and the first workers saw what the last workers were paid, and so the first workers expected to receive more, since they had worked more,
“And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner, saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day’” (Matthew 20:11-12).
Yet, the first workers simply received the amount for which they had agreed to work!
Imagine that you are in a room with one hundred people and the room is divided down the middle by an aisle, so that there are fifty on each side. Then the speaker gives everyone on the left, the side where you are sitting, one thousand dollars. Would that make you happy? Would you wonder why he decided to give you that money. Next the speaker gives the right side, two thousand dollars. Now what do you think? Are you still happy that you had received one thousand dollars? Are you wondering why you received less and they received more?
Think about it. Cannot the employer in the parable and in our lives do as he chooses?
Ultimately, this is about the kingdom of heaven, and God can do whatever He pleases.