“For many are called, but few are chosen.”–Matthew 22:14, KJV
Parable of the Great Feast
“The Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepared a great wedding feast for his son. When the banquet was ready, he sent his servants to notify those who were invited. But they all refused to come!
“So he sent other servants to tell them, ‘The feast has been prepared. The bulls and fattened cattle have been killed, and everything is ready. Come to the banquet!’ But the guests he had invited ignored them and went their own way, one to his farm, another to his business. Others seized his messengers and insulted them and killed them.
“The king was furious, and he sent out his army to destroy the murderers and burn their town. And he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, and the guests I invited aren’t worthy of the honor. Now go out to the street corners and invite everyone you see.’ So the servants brought in everyone they could find, good and bad alike, and the banquet hall was filled with guests.
“But when the king came in to meet the guests, he noticed a man who wasn’t wearing the proper clothes for a wedding. ‘Friend,’ he asked, ‘how is it that you are here without wedding clothes?’ But the man had no reply. Then the king said to his aides, ‘Bind his hands and feet and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
“For many are called, but few are chosen.” —Matthew 22:1-14, NLT
Matthew 22, KJVS, Bible Hub
Luke 14:15-24, KJVS, Bible Hub
Matthew 22, Net
Matthew 22, BLB
Dr. Thomas L. Constable’s Bible study notes
The Official Presentation and Rejection of the King
David Guzik’s Bible Commentary
Sidewalk Prophets – Come To The Table
Come to the Table, Michael Card
Track 3 on Known by the Scars
Extra Credit: Matthew 7, KJVS
Ask, Seek, Knock, v8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
The Narrow Gate, v 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
A Tree and its Fruit, v 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. v 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? v 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; He was buried, and He rose again the third day according to the scriptures. — see The Gospel
Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” — The King’s Invitation
Dave the Bible Student
Bible Student Hub — Bible Study Start Page — Resources — Correspondence
2 thoughts on “The Chosen”
What an extraordinary honor, an invitation from the King !
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Hi Annie, thanks for the comment! Jesus is the King of Kings! He alone is worthy of prais, honor and glory. He alone has the right to rule — Lord of Lords! He came once as the Lamb of God. He is coming again for His own. Coming in all His Glory. Every knee will bow and tongue confess. He will rule on earth in peace and love. Maranatha! Hallelujah!