Saturday, August 3, 2002 4:20 a. m.
Matthew 22:1-14 is a parable of the marriage feast. It begins by saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like:” There was a certain king who made a marriage feast for his son. He bid his friends to come, but they refused to come for one reason or another. The king became angry and told his servants to go out into the highways and byways and bid all who will to come. This represents that Salvation is open to all who will come. Everyone at the marriage feast was to be clothed in a wedding garment of righteousness. “The righteousness which is of God by faith” (Philippians 3:19). When the king came in to see the guest there was a man who was not wearing a wedding garment of righteousness. The king told his servants to throw the man out into utter darkness, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Blessed are they who when called to the marriage feast will come clothed in righteousness.
Thought for Today: We all have an invitation to the marriage feast and to be clothed in the righteousness of God, if we accept it. Whosoever will may come.