7 “And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, 8 When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honorable man than thou be bidden of him; 9 And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. 10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. 11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. 12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbors; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompense be made thee. 13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. 15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. 16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. 18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. 20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 21 So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. 23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper." Luke 14:7-24
Our Father has for many years invited us to partake of his goodness and his mercy.....
As we enter into this holiday season, we must ask the question: “Who do I know that needs a good meal?”
Jesus tells us when we give to the poor, it's like giving to him. Too often we invite only those who can repay or do a favor for us.....
God's word lets us know He will bless us! There is so much joy in giving when its done from the heart, expecting nothing in return. What excuses do u make for not doing what we've been instructed to do by the Lord?
Throughout these scriptures, the invited people made excuse, after excuse why they couldn't attend the banquet. There's gonna be a banquet in Heaven for those chosen and invited by God. After the servant(us) had done what the Master(Jesus) had commanded him to do, there was still room at the banquet for more! Just like most of our churches today, there's still room for you and me! That's why we must continue to "go to the highways and the by-ways and compel men to come, that my Father's house may be filled".
I know, not everyone is gonna accept the invitation to come but one day, you are gonna come----you might be rolled in but you are gonna come! To God be the Glory and no devil in hell can take that away. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with family and friends and please include Jesus at your banquet.
one of His kids,
Min. Frankie L. Crosby