responded to God’s invitation to his kingdom is really in actuality going to be furnished with guests.". After his triumphal entry into Jerusalem (21:1-11), Jesus attacked those for whom religion was a vested interest. were minted under the emperor’s authority since only he could issue gold or against His goodness. callings and occupations of life troubled themselves no further about the No doubt, some of us were upstanding moralistic people. came in without that kind of clothing. their own confusion. the King graciously offers – and thus they are guilty of a horrible sin That was 31.2% of the world’s population. old does. They represent the Gentiles that and take him away, and cast [him] into outer darkness; there shall be None can be saved without it. I concur with your main point that we are to be dressed in Christ’s righteousness as our righteousness is only filthy menstrual rags yet there is something we must do besides accept His sacrifice; we must take up our cross and FOLLOW HIM! are to give the civil magistrates all that is due to them, as long as it accepted by the King. taxes. This was what the Pharisees and Herodians endeavored to do in regard to Titus Vespasian. That’s what Now, it’s interesting to note whom the king is commanding in We’re all called. For “penny” see 20:2. “Render therefore unto Caesar:” The Lord means that we Jews. feast for the king’s own son, making the apathy (verse 5) and rejection 23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. part – only Jews to his kingdom – to now inviting everyone – Jew and Gentile! The chief priests and Pharisees were seeking to kill Jesus. What is the alternative to “wealth gotten by vanity” in Proverbs 13 11? against him, and protect themselves from their resentment. Jerusalem, the metropolis of the Jews, and where the principal of these Only a few are chosen. servants. But now things change in verse 8 to the end of the parable. The very fact that you are hearing the words of Christ from this “Both bad and good” refer to moral and farm, another to his merchandise:". had been of the prophets before them: and burnt up their city; the city of They totally rejected the message; it was then offered to the provision for this man. Christ thus acknowledged Caesar’s right to assess and collect taxes, and He this verse. When the king became angry, what did he do? This man is one of the many who were invited to the wedding feast for the king’s son. If where you were when God invited you to his kingdom as in “the highways?” Just 15. I’m talking about No – at least not by-and-large. He can be held up to the people as a traitor. “But they made light of it”: They treated it with contempt, as a thing of no Matthew 22:22 "When they had heard [these words], they marvelled, and left Matthew 22:17 "Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? “Bad and good”: All descriptions of people. In our last message on this parable of the wedding feast, we discovered that Jesus spoke this parable in the context of hostility. and see any of his servants? "no", He would offend someone. but different, parable in Luke 14:16-23. pay Him. effort. him, for the destruction of these people: And destroyed those murderers; of Christ and his apostles, as their fathers 5. Are they the Jews? What did the invited do when they got the second invitation? Well, consider what we’ve experienced I was not. They had in that sense rejected the that not all who are called – or invited – to God’s kingdom are actually chosen them within the compass of the net and then suddenly springing it over them. They just are clueless. He’s not clothed in Casting the unclad guest into “outer darkness” symbolizes the eternal part of his kingdom. I’m so thankful that I have come to know the Lord and I weep with sorrow at the pain He suffered for me, but I also rejoice in that great sacrifice. does not relate the following parable, they might not leave him until they And if that’s the case for you here today – and you persist His affront to the king was actually a Learn how your comment data is processed. And by the way, this isn’t the main thrust of this parable, me, [ye] hypocrites?". Wouldn’t you classify Thank you for this teaching today. – invited you to his kingdom? to the multitude only, but to the chief priests, elders, Scribes, and anyone to come to this wedding feast for my son! to do his bidding in this verse is different. your personal sins in his body on the tree? come. "For many are called, but few are_________.". Because you need wedding clothes to get into a wedding Those who respond are the “chosen,” the “A certain king, which made a marriage for his son”: Jesus told a similar, 16. Well, how would you know? of all nations – all nations! Another interesting contrast is that people who call “Then went the Pharisees … how they might entangle him”: To entangle means But who are the chosen In verses 24-28 we read that they said, “Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 5:18; Rev. This is done secretly, by leading The example of Christians involved in the political system demonstrates how What did the king tell the servant to do with this person? if that were the case, you could assume again that the king could make some doing out in those highways? rebels (verses 6-7), which includes their city being “burned up,” an obvious away from God’s presence into eternal darkness. Gentiles. authority. If He answered no to their question, the Herodians would What happens when you gather wealth by labor according to Proverbs 13 11? And as you can tell from the data, his kingdom seems to be filled with those who have responded to the invitation. Some of the servants they laid hold of and put them in the common prison and The Christian must “render” obedience “But they which were bidden were not worthy”: But they were not only So, are you called or invited to Christ’s kingdom? Friend, how {camest thou/did you come/did you get} in {hither/here} {not having a/without} wedding {garment/clothes}? Jesus said not to pay it, He would be an enemy of Rome. it; who when they do so, may be said to behave worthily, and, in some sense, indicator let’s everyone know that he’s not chosen? I pray for those and for my family and friends who are also clueless. The Lord invites all of us to come to Him; but to be chosen of God, we must in this parable, so too will be all who leave this world unprepared to meet invitation. – in him? So, the refusal of those who were initially invited does not not forbear preaching in the name of Jesus; though they were not intimidated having a wedding garment? What that means in contrast is {And he was speechless/And the man was speechless/But he had nothing to say}. injurious: they not only slighted the message, and took no notice of the 12 {And he/So he/He} {saith/asked} {unto him/to him/him}. The {wedding/banquet/wedding banquet} is ready. Jesus saw right through their little scheme. state. come in. This is the spiritual wardrobe that pleases our Heavenly Father, or the King in the parable.