And Still There Is Room

Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, “Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!” Then He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant. ‘Go quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.’ And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.‘ Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’ ”  Luke 14:15-24

The pre-invited guests refer to Israel, who all through the O.T. were told to be ready for the arrival of their Messiah. The excuses being made are the examples of what happens to those who possess an idolatrous heart, where possessions and even relationships are being put before the Lord. Through this parable the Lord exposes the hypocrisy of the Pharisees and those who were synagogue leaders by how they treated the poor, and maimed and lame and blind in how they regarded them as unclean or unworthy. And even condemned Jesus for His associations with prostitutes and tax collectors. So God opens His kingdom wide to those who are not originally chosen, yet, by faith are excepted and found worthy to receive forgiveness through Christ. The highways and hedges might not seem to you and I as places of significance, but it is meant that the disciples were to go quickly to the Gentile regions and bring the good news of the gospel, by compelling them with His love for them, and not by earnest persuasion. And still there is more room- – – God is more willing to save sinners, than sinners are willing to be saved!

Beloved friend, God is still wanting His house to be full. While we don’t know when Jesus will return for His church, it is clear from a Scriptural prophetic stand point, that nothing more has to be accomplished before He returns. Having said that, and giving Israel’s lack of support from it’s allies, including unfortunately the U.S. What manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness. For these are the lives who live for Christ, and His kingdom, and are telling others about Him through their life lived as well as through their words. Indeed, these are Christians who are counting the cost to be His disciples, and are forsaking all to follow Him. Worthy to be called to eat bread in the kingdom of God!

May the Lord bless your walk !

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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