Day 14 and Chapter 14 of Luke
Have you been bidden to answer Jesus? Have you rejected his call?
Parable of the great supper and marriage feast
Websters Dictionary 1828 – Parable -A fable or allegorical relation or representation of something real in life or nature, from which a moral is drawn for instruction;
If you have studied God’s word then you know Jesus often shared parables which we can gain great truths and wisdom from. Both the parable of the great supper and the marriage feast will give us a clear picture of being bidden.
Matthew 22: 2-3
vs 2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
vs 3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Luke 14: 17, 24
vs 17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
vs 24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
Websters Dictionary 1828 – BID, verb transitive preterit tense bid or bade; participle passive bid bidden. [Latin peto, to drive at, to attack, to ask, to desire, to beseech, anciently beto; impetus. Applied to the voice, it denotes utterance, a driving of sounds, which is applied to asking, prayer, and command. Class Bd.]
Proverbs 1:24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
Are you listening to Jesus? Are you hearing what he has to say? Are you abiding in God’s will?
Psalm 55:16 As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
Psalm 91: 15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
Are you waiting for an answer, knowing it may take a long while?
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
B – be prepared to hear the truth
I – incline yourself to find the truth
D – don’t rely on man to do the work for you
D – do search God’s word for answers and pray about it
E – enjoy your time and fellowship with our Lord
N – nothing will give you more joy and an everlasting love than to be one of God’s children
May you continue to prepare your hearts to knowing the truth about Jesus and lean not unto your own understanding but search the living word of God.
Thank you for reading day fourteen of my journey through the book of Luke.
Come let us adore him.