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“For many are called, but few are chosen.”  Matthew 22:14 (ESV)

In the last week of our Lord’s life among His disciples, He tells many parables comparing the Kingdom of heaven to situations that could be readily understood by His audience.  Here in this particular parable that we’ve come to call the wedding feast, Jesus tells His listeners in dramatic fashion that one must always be ready for the call of the King.  Action and rapt attention are vital but what is equally important is how one approaches and responds to the King’s summons.  At the end of this amazing parable, there is a respondent that fails to take note of who he’s actually coming before.  He’s unprepared.

Take note of what this “would be” guest (follower) did do – he was not without effort:  First he heard the Kings call to come, and he did.  Secondly he obediently goes directly to where he’s commanded – the banquet hall of the King.  Lastly having arrived he enters . . . boldly.

But as seen from the conclusion of this story, how you enter into the King’s presence is of extreme importance.  Being improperly clothed caused this unprepared guest to be bound and cast outside the feast.  He came close enough to smell the savory meats but was not allowed to partake . . . why?  His lack of preparation exposed his empty heart.

Your heart – my heart – must be clothed in Christ.  His attributes must be our way of life.  Are you dressed appropriately to meet the King?

– Dale

 

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