The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son…Come to the wedding banquet. But they paid no attention…
Apparently many are too busy with their own agenda, their own business to even RSVP. This is no way to treat a King and His Son!
Here the Teacher continues the theme of recent parables: If we aren’t interested in preparing ourselves to be a part of what God is doing, He will seek those who are!
Those I invited did not deserve to come. Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find!
How many times have we turned down an invitation because of the effort required to get ready to go? Remember what you were thinking?
This party isn’t worth my time! I really don’t feel like making the effort. I don’t have anything to wear!
Even here, at least one guest showed up for the king’s banquet without any preparation at all. The king noticed! How did you get in here without wedding clothes? Throw him outside!
It’s obvious to be a part of God’s kingdom requires more than a polite RSVP and showing up. No this banquet is a full-dress deal!
Of course, we understand the Teacher isn’t talking about clothes – cotton shirts, silk blouses or blended wool suits. He’s talking about spiritual dress for the kingdom – the adornment of our hearts.
Get dressed! A place is reserved at the table for those who say yes to the Teacher’s invitation to become His student. He alone can make us ready!
For many are invited, but few are chosen!