Theme: BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATION
Text: “And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.” – Luke 14:22-24.
Comment: Our Lord Jesus Christ made this parable to warn all seekers after truth to take the call to salvation seriously lest they lose the great privileges God has kept in store for them. The parable speaks of a man who made a feast and sent his servants, to ask those who had been given prior notice, to come. But they shunned the invitation,and gave lame excuses which were expressive of their disregard for the invitation. Because those invited slighted his invitation and insulted him by neglecting his feast, he directed his servants to go to the streets and lanes of the city, the places where the poor, or common people would be found. The servant invited all he found in the lanes, and yet there was room. “And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” (Luke 14:23) The fact is that God is no respecter of persons. Those who fail to make use of the opportunity for life offered them will lose it. (Acts 13:45-47) Those who have been called by God must make the work of God their priority. (Matthew 6:33) They must be diligent in acquiring His knowledge and practising it. St. Paul exhorted, “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.” – 2 Peter 1:10.