What Excuse Will You Offer?
Have you ever been invited to a gathering, but for some reason you could not attend? It is likely that the reason you could not attend was a legitimate reason; perhaps it was because of scheduling, health, work, or some such reason. Those who have extended the invitation to you were probably charitable in understanding your circumstances.
The Lord also has extended an invitation (Matthew 11:28-30), but those who refuse His invitation will have no legitimate excuse for their refusal. Have you ever considered this (Luke 14:12-24)? Here is the difference in the invitations: those who extend an invitation in this temporal world can offer another. The Lord’s invitation is the only one He will offer, and this invitation is withdrawn once life is over (2 Corinthians 5:10). It would be a good idea to accept. RT