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Friday, February 17, 2012

My Job?

Whose job is it anyways? Is it my wife’s job to clean the house while I sit around and do nothing or is it my job to get up and be willing to help her out because I know how busy she really is? Is it only the pastor’s job to go out and lead others to Christ or is it my job to go out and witness to the best of my ability in my day to day life? Let’s look at a few verses;
Matthew 22:1-14 (New International Version, ©2010)
Matthew 22
The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
 1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.
   4 “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’
   5 “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
   8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
   11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless.
   13 “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
   14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”
Whose job is it to come to the banquet in these verses? Whose job is it to be willing to come to the banquet? Why did people ignore the invitation?

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