How do you handle the king’s invitation? 

New Testament: Matt 22.4–6

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 22.1–22 on February 2, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

Jesus spoke a parable of a king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out servants to call those who had been invited to the wedding, but they did not want to come to the wedding. Jesus said: 

“Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.’ But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them.”

– Matthew 22.4–6 

Interestingly, the king made a second effort to invite his people, but they thought it was no important affair and they had their own things to do. Some went further than that and persecuted the servants of the king. 

The king represents God the Father and his Son is Jesus Christ. The kingdom is the church. The wedding is ultimately in heaven. The servants are prophets and preachers. The guests are the people of the world, starting with the Jews and then the Gentiles. 


  • Where do you fit in this scenario? 
  • Have you accepted the invitation? 
  • Have you invited others? 

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