There will be a banquet;

The wedding feast of the Lord,

A reconciliation

As promised in His word.

And many will be invited

But they will refuse to attend,

Because other matters will grip the heart

Where distractions will be sent.

And there will be excuses

One upon the other,

Whether it’s property issues or marital requirements

Or commitments to be covered.

But the anger of the master

Will become aroused indeed,

Because the many invited to the great banquet

Refused to partake or to take heed.

So, the poor, the lame and crippled

Will be invited ultimately,

Whilst those who refused shall never taste

His banquet in eternity.

It’s those with a contrite heart

That realise their need for a Savior,

By accepting His sacrifice on their behalf

For salvation, and not their behaviour.

Our thoughts can be crippled

By fear and anxiety,

But Jesus says to those who labor

And are heavy laden ‘Come to Me’.

And without Christ we are poor

In the spiritual realm so true,

But God’s calling desires to make us rich

When we’re totally renewed.

This parable is a sober warning

That when idolatry grips the soul,

We neglect our greatest calling

To eternal life behold!

As we repent sincerely from the heart

For our indifference as well,

May the Lord grant us mercy

And rescue us from hell.

(C) P.B. 2022

“Then He said to him, ‘A certain man gave a great supper and invited many…but they all with one accord began to make excuses.  The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it.  I ask you to have me excused.’  And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them.  I ask you to have me excused.”  Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’”  Luke 14:16-20

“Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.”  Luke 14:21

“For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.”  Luke 14:24

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28

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