from a Minister's pen
Matthew 22:14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.” (ESV)
In the Gospel of Matthew 22:1-14, there is a story about a wedding feast. In this story told by Jesus, we see three words that should stick out to us all, and those three words are: “invited", "many", and "few.”
The birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the invitation sent to all of the world. One of the primary purposes of the invitation was reconciliation back unto the Father through the sacrifice and shed blood of Jesus. In the story, the invitation was first extended to the prestigious ones---those of high esteem and well known---but each had an excuse of not being able to attend the wedding feast. Then the invitation was extended to the ones that were not well known.
The invitation went to those in lower social statuses, or to people who were not known for their influential ways. The invitation was also extended to those that were “good and bad.” Those invited were on equal playing fields, if you will. These invitees that accepted the invitation to the wedding were all equal in the eyesight of the King.
The invitation from the King was originally sent out to many, but only a few accepted the invitation. The few that got the invitation did not choose the King, but rather the King chose the few. The King not only chose the few, but also provided a brand new change of clothes to them---we must recall that these few were invited from the “main roads” (v.9), so they did not have the proper wedding clothing; thus, the King provided.
In this story told by Jesus, the King is God the Father, and the invitation is God the Son, Jesus Christ. For all of us that accepted the Invitation (Jesus) we didn’t choose God, but rather God chose us. When you accept Jesus Christ as your Redemption, He plucks you from the fire, changes your clothes, and reconciles you back unto Himself (Zechariah 3:2-3). God chooses you!
God Bless You,
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