WE talked a lot about what someone wasn’t wearing at this wedding banquet, and I simply want to clarify that which the word talks about wearing. So, what is the “wedding garment?”
---The garments of salvation (Isaiah 61:10, 52:1; Psalm 132:9,16)
---The garment of praise (Isaiah 61:3)
---The garment of righteousness (Revelation 19:7-9)
The bride makes herself ready for the marriage of the Lamb by being clothed in pure, fine and white linen of faith-righteousness.
---We are called to “put on Christ,” and this garment is provided freely for us from God the Father, the King (Romans 13:14; Galatians 3:27)
---No one can attend this marriage in sloppy clothes of self righteousness! it is—by faith—salvation internally, and righteousness manifested externally.
It pictures the Jew who hung on to their old garments, dirty old robes of self-righteousness, and refused the garment God provided thought faith.
---There will be those who accept God’s invitation, but are still clothed in their own garments of self-righteousness, or, righteousness by the works fo the law.
---They have to refuse to accept the faith-righteousness that is of God, the only thing that makes the acceptable in God’s sight.
This particular man in this parable had not put on Christ.
---He was self satisfied, self-righteous, making and trusting in his own garments to be acceptable to the King and His Son.
---We refused and rejected the freely offered robe of faith-righteousness.
He was speechless. There was nothing to say. There was no excuse!