Wednesday, January 23, 2008


My youngest son is getting married this weekend.

It reminds me of how often Jesus taught and talked about marriage. It is recorded in Scripture several times that the religious leaders of the day used questions about marriage to try to trip Jesus up, to try to get Him to say something they could use against Him and have Him killed. Jesus also used a marriage feast to teach His followers about the Kingdom of heaven:
"The Kingdom of heaven is like this. Once there was a king who prepared a wedding feast for his son. He sent his servants to tell the invited guests to come to the feast, but they did not want to come. So he sent other servants with this message for the guests: 'My feast is ready now; my steers and prize calves have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast!' Mat 22.2 - 4
When Jesus revealed that He knew that the woman at the well was living with a man without being married to him, she asked a controversial question on another topic. Because, you see, Jesus knew her. She perceived that He knew everything about her from beginning to end and that made her uncomfortable. When He made it clear that there was nothing she could hide from Him, she tried to change the subject.

You're invited to the wedding feast for the Son. Are you trying to change the subject so that you don't have to face the real question -- will you attend? Don't be like the poor saps in Matthew 22.5 who paid no attention and went about their business! Accept the invitation! Be part of the party, not part of the teeth gnashers.

See you after the wedding!


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