All Are Welcome, But There Is A Dress Code (Matt 22)

“But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”

Jesus told the story of the King who had a wedding feast. He was illustrating the offer he had for the world. His people, Israel, did not accept him. They were not faithful to be a light to the nations and they rejected the Messiah. Jesus makes the offer to all who will come, “”Go therefore to the main roads and invite” That’s what we do, all are welcome! But when you come, you don’t get to come on YOUR terms, you come according to Jesus’ rules. You follow him. Though the offer of heaven is for everyone, it’s only for those who believe in Jesus. That’s the only way to put on the correct garment, you must be clothed in Jesus’ righteousness.

About John Harris

χian, Jesus saves. μιᾶς γυναικὸς ἄνδρα, Pastor at Pleasant Heights, PhD (NT) candidate at Midwestern; forever Texan, μολὼν λαβέ; Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Allons-y
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