I was reading Matthew 22 this week. Jesus spoke the parable of the wedding banquet and described the kingdom of heaven in this story. In the parable, a man was invited to come to the wedding but he chose not to put on the "wedding clothes" that would have been provided for him by the host. When questioned as to why he did not wear the "wedding clothes" he was "speechless". He was also tossed out of the party into the "darkness."
God has invited us, the undeserving, to his banquet and He provides us with "wedding clothes" to wear that are appropriate for this occasion. Our decision is whether, or not, we are going to accept those "clothes." This parable is given to us as an analogy for our relationship with God. He is offering us an invitation to his banquet, which is eternal relationship with Him, and He is preparing us for that time. The question to ask yourself is: what are your "wedding clothes?"
So this week I was thinking about my "wedding clothes." For me, it's understanding how to be humble and obediant yet also truly joyful in the Lord. It's learning to trust him and letting go of my typical desire to control and plan everything in my life. It's recognizing that my plans are not always His plans and that I need to be totally open to change. I'm learning more about this in my life and it's nice to share it with you. I hope you can explore, and accept, your "wedding clothes."
Fri, May 20, 2011
by PBF Web Editor