The parable of the great supper

The parable of the great supper

LUKE 14: 15-24

14:15 When he heard this, one of those who were with him at table said to him: Blessed is he who eats bread in the kingdom of God. 14:16 Then Jesus said to him: A man prepared a great dinner and invited many. 14:17 And at supper time he sent his servant to say to the guests: Come, everything is ready. 14:18 And all together they started to apologize. The first said: I bought a farm and I need to see it; Please excuse me. 14:19 Another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen and will test them; Please excuse me. 14:20 And another said: I just got married, so I can’t go. 14:21 When the servant returned, he said these things to his master. The owner of the house got angry and said to his servant: Go quickly through the squares and streets of the city, and bring here the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind. 14:22 And the servant said, Lord, do as you commanded, and there is still room. 14:23 And the lord said to the servant: Go along the roads and avenues, and throw them inside, so that my house may be full. 14:24 Because I tell you that none of the invited men will taste my dinner.

REFLECTION:

This parable helps us to see the tremendous grace of God for all who receive his call to be part of the guests at the great marriage supper of the Lamb, as expressed in Revelation 19: 9 ”. And the angel said to me, to the wedding supper of lamb. And he told me: “These are the true words of God”, with these beautiful words of God in our lives, we must look more deeply into the truth revealed in His Son Jesus. Many are called, but few are chosen (Matthew 22:14) for this great supper in heaven. In verse 15 of the text, one of those who sat down with Jesus and dined said to him, “Blessed is he who eats bread in the kingdom of God.” At the wedding party and sent his servant with the invitations to the guests, but they all started to apologize, like ” because they feel comfortable and self-sufficient with the life they live, and cannot see the great need to leave everything to him, “leaving what you do to come to the wedding” means repentance of sins before God, and if you keep asking forgiveness from God, your time is up. When the Lord’s servant told him everything that was happening, he gave him a new instruction in verse 21, to search the streets and alleys paralyzed, blind and lame, after the servant took everything he found and told him the story to his Master, the Lord told him: “Go through the bushes and whoever you see, insists that he come and the house is full.” In these verses God calls us to continue looking for those whom the Lord wants to fill his house, so that they can enjoy the great banquet that he has prepared for us in heaven, but let us reflect, We will not behave like the first guests who despised Jesus’ words with excuses for being so busy in their lives. It is true that the parable illustrates the word of God to the Jewish and non-Jewish people, that Jesus preached to the Jews first, but notice how serious it is in concluding this parable in verse 24, in the NTV * version, “Well, none of my first guests will taste a bit of my banquet “, let’s think about this call for us to live a life for God, because we live in times where the word is preached, because each day that evil is promoted on earth increases. Let us live a holy and pious life before God, to multiply the gospel of Christ. It is true that the parable illustrates the word of God to the Jewish and non-Jewish people, that Jesus preached to the Jews first, but notice how serious it is in concluding this parable in verse 24, in the NTV * version, “Well, none of my first guests will taste a bit of my banquet “, let’s think about this call for us to live a life for God, because we live in times where the word is preached, because each day that evil is promoted on earth increases. Let us live a holy and pious life before God, to multiply the gospel of Christ. It is true that the parable illustrates the word of God to the Jewish and non-Jewish people, that Jesus preached to the Jews first, but notice how serious it is in concluding this parable in verse 24, in the NTV * version, “Well, none of my first guests will taste a bit of my banquet “, let’s think about this call for us to live a life for God, because we live in times where the word is preached, because each day that evil is promoted on earth increases. Let us live a holy and pious life before God, to multiply the gospel of Christ. Let’s think about this call for us to live a life for God, because we live in times where the word is preached, because each day that evil is promoted on earth increases. Let us live a holy and pious life before God, to multiply the gospel of Christ. Let’s think about this call for us to live a life for God, because we live in times where the word is preached, because each day that evil is promoted on earth increases. Let us live a holy and pious life before God, to multiply the gospel of Christ.

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