Verses 47 – 51 show how we can work together with someone to solve a problem. In verse 47 the Lord of the vineyard, who has had a good idea and has worked long and hard to make it work, is at his wits’ end. His servant suggests a theory and the Lord listens. In verse 49, the Lord of the vineyard wants to give up: “Let’s just cut down the whole thing!” The servant simply replies in verse 50 “Spare it a little longer.” The Lord of the vineyard agrees and they work together to solve the problem. Two viewpoints helped. So did patience, long-suffering and working together.