And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. Luke 14:17
Are you ready? You have been invited to sit at the Lords Table, are you answering the call? The word here bidden in the original Greek means invited but also called. You were called by Jesus Christ to come sit at his table, but are you really going to come?
We all say “Yes “ we want to be saved and sit in the presence of The Lord, but is that actually true? Would you drop everything right now to go serve Jesus? You say “But wait I was talking about later in the future”, but Jesus has already called You, are you answering?
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. Luke 14:18-20
We see several people here called to serve The Lord but they all got excuses not to actually come! One is getting married, the other is buying property, another is tending to his cattle. We all have excuses also, we have our careers to attend to, we have sports practices, we have our properties to maintain. We have a lot of excuses not to answer our calling to Jesus
And while all these things seem super important right now in the temporary , from an eternal perspective do any of these things matter? This is a hard question, but its something we should ponder in our hearts.
As Jesus said “Many are called, but few are chosen” Are you answering you call from Jesus?