Here comes… the bride who?

Reading: Matthew 22:1-14 The bride of Christ.  From childhood I’ve always heard that we who are redeemed in Jesus is the bride of Christ.  I didn’t really know why, because the parable of the wedding banquet seems to identify us as guests.  So now I thought I’d make a little investigation—by typing in the word…

Dress code

Reading: Matthew 22:11-14 “… Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ….” – Romans 13:14 The passage about the wedding guest being banished for not wearing the appropriate costume baffled me for a long time.  What if he were poor and could not afford the proper clothes? Thankfully I got some explanation from my life application…

R.S.V.P.

Reading: Matthew 22:1-14 “So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests” – Matthew 22:10. I was just pondering on the phrase “both good and bad” from the verse quoted above.  Even the “good” had to…

Almost losing the race

Post cover image by Tomas Castelazo derivative work: Veronidae (This file was derived from: Prostitute tj.jpg:) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Reading: Matthew 21:28-32 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.” – Matthew 21:31 In a…

Meaning and doing what we say

Reading: Matthew 21:28-32 There is no one I know of who is more guilty of not meaning and doing what’s said than myself. Sometimes the intention is really there to carry out, but because of the urgent things in life it slides down in my priority list; other times it just becomes automatic to say…