“Again, he sent out other servants, saying, “Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.”
What a God we serve! He says “…and all things are ready”! That’s a true statement! We are all invited to the wedding and to the feast, to the celebration! Wow! Let’s get ready!
As I read the above-mentioned verse, I really get excited, as I do know – out of the remaining verses, chapters and books of the Bible that the dinner was already prepared and all work done on the cross by Jesus Christ, our Lord, the Son of God, the Saviour, God Himself!
“For many are called, but few are chosen.”
If you keep reading the verses following Matthew 22v4, you realize the extra miles and efforts that the Lord did, does and will do to bring more and more people in the feast. However, not all the invited ones are willing to participate and that’s how the story ends by “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Some believers misunderstand the meaning of this scripture as they did not coalesce it with others, such as:
1 Timothy 2v3-5
“This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,”
Everybody is invited, Jews and Greeks, Gentiles, free and slaves, men and women…
Due to the fact that God wants all “for many are called”, I understand that all=many are called – not few – however, all called won’t participate in the wedding due to two reasons:
- Even if they were called/invited, they declined and never went;
- They did accept and went to the wedding but without the truth into their hearts…with the wrong outfit!
The Lord read our hearts and not our appearances. We cannot fake it! Or we love Him and go prepared and with all our heart and willingness or not! There is no secret kept from Him! The ones whose heart is not at the right place, even if they had been called together with everybody else, they would not cross the door, they won’t be chosen!
That’s the truth and it was told in all honesty and written in black and white in our Bible!
Verily, everything was done and has been prepared by our God and our Lord. It was finished on the cross and fully implemented through His resurrection. He has done His part and He has given us plenty opportunities to reconcile and follow a different path in our life, to walk along the path with Him and to reach the end together.
Have we done our part? This is the question to be asked and to be answered! Whether we are chosen for the feast is absolutely depended upon us and ONLY from our walk and decisions taken by us, choices made by us…
The table is ready!
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