Matthew 22:1–14 (ESV)
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
22 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, 3 and sent his
servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. 4 Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves
have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.” ’ 5 But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, 6 while the
rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. 7 The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 8 Then he said to his servants,
‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9 Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ 10 And those servants went
out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11 “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he
saw there a man who had no wedding garment. 12 And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 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.’ 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”
God had a plan of salvation for us. He has designed and built heaven for us. He invited the children of Israel to come. Yet the
children of Israel rebelled against God. He invited them, yet the went and did other things. In fact he destroyed them and their city (Jerusalem) because they had rebelled. He sent his Son and they didn’t listen to him either.
God’s message was then taken to the Gentiles and the heard and came to the Kingdom of God. The one guy who didn’t wear the wedding garment was someone who refused to God and came on his own merits. You can never be righteous on your
own, it must be Christ’s righteousness. He was taken out. This is what the parable is about.
pray: O Lord, I know that I have fallen short, I am a sinner, and I repent. I want to do better. Forgive me and restore me. Amen.