May 04, 2018: SOAP #3074: 2Samuel 10; 1Chronicles 20; Psalm 20; Matthew 22 Scripture:  Matthew (NIV) 22:2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. Observation:    Some thoughts from the whole passage: Matthew 22:2-14 1.   The King loved his son and desired to honor him and his […]

May 04, 2018: SOAP #3074: 2Samuel 10; 1Chronicles 20; Psalm 20; Matthew 22

Scripture:  Matthew (NIV) 22:2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.

Observation:    Some thoughts from the whole passage: Matthew 22:2-14
1.   The King loved his son and desired to honor him and his new bride.
2.   The main characters are the King and the guests invited to the wedding.
3.   The King sent invitations AND then his servants to personally invite them.
4.   The invited guests refused to come.
5.   Final preparations were complete, so He sent his servants again.
6.   The invited guests still refused to come.   They even killed some who brought the King's invitation
7.   The King became angry and sent His army to kill those who had mistreated His servants.
8.   The King will not disgrace His Son with an empty banquet hall. So, He sent out his servants one more time.   Then we come to verse 10: 'So, the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.'   All could stay except the one who refused to put on the wedding garment provided.   (verses 11-14)

Application:    God wants heaven filled with people in honor of His Son Jesus!     Through His death on the cross, Jesus has provided me the necessary wedding garment of righteousness.   It is now my joy and responsibility to tell others where they can get their wedding garment of righteousness.

Prayer:      Holy Spirit, lead me today to someone who needs the wedding garments you have so graciously supplied.   Like our Heavenly Father, I also want to see heaven full in honor of Jesus!      Amen

Pastor Leon
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