Bible Reading – Matthew 22

Have you a “wedding garment” on? The call has gone out, the Lord appeals to all who will listen to him – “come unto me all you who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest…” But many refuse to hear that call – at least they refuse to hear that call as the Lord extended it. Rather, they want to hear only a part of that call; there is a desire to hear the “rest” but not much more than that. Many in our respective communities are exactly like that. They want to be associated with the Lord’s church, but the rest designed by the Lord and prescribed for us to live by…well, they are not quite ready for that. Just the same, they are present at the building and surely the Lord is pleased with that, isn’t he? He is pleased one is present, but do they have on the proper wedding garment?