Matthew 22 Part 1–A Feast by Invitation

weddingComing into relationship with Christ is not something to be taken lightly or for granted.  The parable of the wedding feast seems a bit harsh—the message is really one of hope and grace.  In the parable , Jesus talks of the invited guests and then the guests that were gathered afterward.  In the parable the original guests were too busy or made excuses not to come.  Then the King sent the servants to gather anyone that wanted to be a part of the wedding feast. But then the one guest came for the feast but not as a guest. 

In our culture, little has changed—God called his chosen nation Israel to be a part of the family, but they were too busy doing their religion to be bothered to submit to the Lord.  He Moved on and invited us—anyone who would come as a guest of the Lord.  When we receive him we become a part of the family and therefore an invited guest.  But some want to be a part of the feast, but not a part of the family—in our world that is the person that creates God in their image.  They are the ones that say Ï am a good person, I am as good as the next guy, surely God will let me in—Just like in the parable, God says, I love you and want you to be a part—BUT—not on your terms, on my terms.  If we confess with our mouth that he is Lord and believe God has raised him from the dead—you will be saved. On his terms—God gives us a free gift…One would be nuts not to accept!

God Loves us and wants to invite us to the wedding feast—please come, but don’t try to crash!

God Bless You      

Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

“Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’

“But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

“Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless.

13 “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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