In the parable of the land owner who hired labourers for his vineyard (Matt. 20:1-40), he gave one denari to each labourer, the one who started from the beginning of the day like those who started at the eleventh hour. Will we all be equal in wages in the
Absolutely not, because it was said that “every one will be rewarded according to his deeds” (Matt. 16:27).
The same statement was also mentioned in (Ps. 62:12 & Rom 2:5-7) and also the Lord Christ said “I am coming quickly,. and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work” (Rev. 22:12)
Since the deeds of people differ, so rewarding them should differ, “whether it is good or whether it is evil” (Eccl. 12:14), “Which were written in the books according to their works”. (Rev. 20:12).
The righteous will differ in the reward and the sinners will differ in the punishment, for it was said about the righteous that “for one star differs from another star in glory” (1Cor. 15:41), and as for the sinners, the Lord said about the city that refused the word of God “Assuredly I say to you it will be more tolerable certain land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that city” (Matt. 10: 15). Then there is a state much more tolerable than other in punishment, as the Lord said to Pilate “therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin” (John 19:11)
The difference in reward and punishment befits the Divine justice.
So what did it mean that all received a denarius, equally in this parable?… It meant that all were equal in entering the kingdom but not in the same rank.
Everyone enters the kingdom, even those who repent in the last moment of their life, but inside the kingdom, every one will be according to his deeds, the one who gave 100 fold, the one who gave 60 fold and the one who gave 30 fold, every one according to his works.