Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 147/260: Read Matthew 22

“For many are called, but few are chosen.”

God wants to save you, my friend. He wants to save you and your family and your neighbors and everyone else that you know. He has invited you; what is your excuse for not accepting His invitation?

The Jewish elite rejected His Son. “They made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business.” They were too busy with their own lives to see the benefit of accepting the great invitation. Some even went so far as to mistreat His messengers, even to the point of death.

Because of their actions, “those who were invited were not worthy.” So the invitation was opened up to more than just the elite.

Still, just because one receives an invitation, that does not mean he should not prepare himself to be in the presence of the King. What did He say to the one without a wedding garment? What did He do about it? The man had not prepared himself, and he was “cast…into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

“For many are called, but few are chosen.” We must prepare ourselves to appear before the King. Are you ready? Are you properly clothed? “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (Galatians 3:27).

Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)

Matthew 22:14. For many are called, but few are chosen.

Pray

Pray for wisdom in answering the Lord’s invitation.

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