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Many Called, Few Chosen

Postby Spiritblade Disciple » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:17 am

    Matthew 22:1‭-‬14 KingJames Version [20171015]
      And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

      "Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, 'Tell them which are bidden, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage."'

      "But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: and the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.

      "But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

      "Then saith he to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.'

      "So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

      "And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, 'Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment?'

      "And he was speechless.

      "Then said the king to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

      "For many are called, but few are chosen."



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Re: Many Called, Few Chosen

Postby macca » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:05 am

A parable against the Jews for rejecting their messiah who is plainly shown among them.
Their treatment of all that came before ( prophets) Jesus to show the way of salvation.
The revelation of the Church age that some will enter the Kingdom from heaven from some other way then the Door
Jesus, they shall be found naked in God's presence and exposed for who they really are. Satan's preachers of fake righteousness.


For ALL the promises of God in Him are YES, and in Him AMEN, unto the glory of God by us.

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Re: Many Called, Few Chosen

Postby Spiritblade Disciple » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:44 pm

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Re: Many Called, Few Chosen

Postby Spiritblade Disciple » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:30 pm

Rev. Dr. Finis Jennings Dake wrote:Notes For Verse 1
a [again by parables] This is the third parable or illustration to the Jews in the temple, the first two being of two sons (Mt. 21:28-32) and the vineyard (Mt. 21:33-46). This one illustrates that many are called but few will be chosen (Mt. 22:14).

Notes For Verse 2
a [kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king ...] The 43rd parable in Matthew (Mt. 22:1-14).

b [certain king] Who the king was is not stated.

c [marriage for his son] Not the marriage supper of the Lamb of Rev. 19:7-10, but a marriage feast for a certain king's son who got married when these events took place.

Notes For Verse 3
a [his servants] Servants of the king, not of God.

Notes For Verse 4
a [Again, he sent forth other servants] It was customary for two invitations to be given, one in advance and one when all things were ready. Compare Esther 5:8 and Esther 6:14; Lk. 14:16-17.

Notes For Verse 6
a [slew them] Israel did to God's prophets what these men did to the king's servants (Lk. 11:47-51; 13:34; Acts 7:51). Israel was also dealt with like enemies of this king (Mt. 22:7; Lk. 21:20-24).

Notes For Verse 8
a [they which were bidden were not worthy] Referring to the murderers of Mt. 22:5-7. The Jewish leaders were like this king's invited guests who were called but were not worthy to be chosen (Acts 13:46).

Notes For Verse 9
a [Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage] The king had to turn to other guests, so he gathered good and bad wherever they were found, which illustrates God turning to all men, good and bad (Mt. 13:38,48), and not to Jews only (Jn. 1:11; Mt. 10:6; 15:24). The rejection of Jesus by Israel freed God from all responsibility to them in fulfilling His covenants with them, so His program became a worldwide one for all men (Jn. 3:16; Rom. 1:16; 2Cor. 12:13).

Notes For Verse 10
a [both bad and good] This was an unusual happening for all people, good or bad, in the highways -- to be invited to such a wonderful banquet. Kings usually gave the most magnificent feasts, which, under ordinary circumstances, would attract every person invited. The reasons for so many not accepting the invitation here are not given, but one thing stands out very clearly: the king was not popular with his subjects and they dreaded to face him.

The king, not to be outdone, was determined to fill the feast-chamber with guests, and sent for anyone his servants could find, regardless of social position or condition as to clothes. The poorer classes would not have festive apparel, and they were therefore provided for by the king from his own extensive wardrobe. This is one of the most interesting details of the parable. It was a special mark of honor to receive a garment which had been used by royalty, and kings sometimes showed their liberality by giving freely to others whom they sought to honor.

Notes For Verse 11
a [king came in to see the guests] The king, not God. It was customary for hosts to come in and see their guests after they were assembled (Lk. 14:10).

Notes For Verse 12
a [how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment?] Question 127. Next, Mt. 22:17.

b [wedding garment] Sometimes garments were provided for all guests and it was an insult of the highest degree to refuse to use the garments provided. In this case the king (not God) provided the garments, so this has nothing to do with the righteousness of the saints of Rev. 19:7-10.

c [speechless] Was without excuse, for it had been provided for him by the king.

Notes For Verse 13
a [Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth] The king sent the insulting guest into prison and torment to pay for his crime aganst his ruler. This is part of the point illustrated, teaching again the punishment of those who reject Christ (Mt. 8:12; 11:20-24; 13:40-50; 24:51; 25:41-46).

Notes For Verse 14
a [For many are called, but few are chosen] This is the point illustrated by the parable. See notes, Mt. 20:16.

Dake's Annotated Reference Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments of the Authorized or King James Version Text.




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