The Old Testament makes the symbolism of the parable clear
landowner = God
vineyard = Israel
wall = God's divine protection over His people
wine press = law and sacrificial rites
tower = temple
tenants = priests, scribes and Pharisees
God sent the prophets to the leaders of Israel to make them accountable for the work that had been entrusted to them.
Jesus is the Son sent by the Father to reap the harvest of righteousness.
Jesus was rejected because He didn't fit into the plan of those who thought they had God all to themselves.
Application for us
God is the owner of everything we have.
He has entrusted to us a vineyard to cultivate.
The means by which we bear fruit is the sacrificial death of Jesus.
Everything comes down to how we have responded to the authority of Jesus.
Isaiah 8:14- “He will be a stone that causes men to stumble.”
Being “broken by the Rock” may be the best thing that ever happened to you.
Better to be broken than to be crushed.