Thursday, January 3, 2013
Matthew 22:9 Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find. ESV
The wedding is heaven, and here we are given the command to go and invite. This should be simple, right? But then why do we not do it? We think of excuses of why they will say no. We don't need to be thinking of their answers, they just may say yes. They may really want to come to church with us, but they really want to know that they are wanted! Think of it that way and next time it will be much easier. But remember, don't give up. I may take up to eight times before somebody says yes. Let's just think that seven other people have already ask them and we are the eighth and this may just be the day for them to say yes!
It's not just inviting them to church, we need to realize that we are actually inviting them for the opportunity to get to go to heaven! That's a much more important reason for us to ask. What if they never get asked, and they never receive Christ as their Savior. Do you realize where they will be spending eternity? Yes - next time you better get to asking! Their eternal security is waiting for an invitation, do you see how important this is?
See you Sunday, with a friend!!