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Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday Morning Devo--The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like ... Part 8

And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.”’ But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. (Matthew 22:1-10, NKJV)

Hmm. Now who do you think the invited guests were? The upper crust of society? The ones everyone looked up to? The rich? The talented? The ones far too busy to be disturbed by the Lord who invited them to the most important event to happen in years.

Too busy. They made light of it and turned the servants away. Some of them even went so far as to brutalize the servants.

So--the upper crust is too busy. Are you?

Lord--please remind us to put you first. When your servant arrives to give us Your message, may we be sure to respond quickly and respectfully. Thank You, Lord, for the invitation! Amen
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