o. verses are about the parable of the banquet... the king first invited people, but when the time came they weren't interested...So these are people who know about the party and should be there, but chose not to go, and in fact mistreated the messengers.
There was a consequence for these people who chose to reject the invite, They were put to death... but not only did the consequence involve just the people who rejected the invite... there was also a consequence for the whole town. the whole town was burnt,
Then the king said to invite others.... anyone and everyone who wanted to come.
A. I grew up in the church, i can easily count myself sometimes with the first lot of people.... cause i grew up knowing the invitation to the party, sometimes i took notice of the invite and was a part of the party, but there was other times in my life where i have ignored the invite. And in ignoring the invite there was consequences... i grew away from Jesus a bit... but there was also a consequence to my "town", my sphere of influence.... cause when i lose sight of the invite of the party, the people around me dont get invited, they don't hear the good news that everyone is invited to the party.
Jesus I love you heaps.... help me to never lose sight of your great party where everyone is invited, or become selfish that i only focus on my self and what i want... Jesus forgive me for the times when i have....
Jesus stoke the fire with in me, so that i will shout from the roof tops about your party, and give me a burning love for others that i will welcome them into your party and life with you.
Jesus thank you that you are true, right and holy, amd that you died for me, and that you make me hole through your death and resurrection, and that it isn't cause of anything i have done, but only because of who you are. may i grow deeper in your love, grace and mercy.
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