My Favorite Bible Story told by Jesus!

10 12 2013

Luke 14:16-24 (New International Reader’s Version)

16 Jesus replied, “A certain man was preparing a big dinner. He invited many guests. 17 Then the day of the dinner arrived. He sent his servant to those who had been invited. The servant told them, ‘Come. Everything is ready now.’

18 “But they all had the same idea. They began to make excuses. The first one said, ‘I have just bought a field. I have to go and see it. Please excuse me.’

19 “Another said, ‘I have just bought five pairs of oxen. I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’

20 “Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’

21 “The servant came back and reported this to his master.

“Then the owner of the house became angry. He ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the town. Bring in those who are poor. Also bring those who can’t walk, the blind and the disabled.’

22 “‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done. But there is still room.’

23 “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads. Go out to the country lanes. Make the people come in. I want my house to be full. 24 I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my dinner.’”

I see Jesus saying this story tongue in cheek.

Who buys a field without looking at it?

Who buys five yoke of oxen without checking to see if they can plow his field?

Who marries and then does not want to take his wife to a big social gathering so that he could introduce her to all his friends?

All these people lost an influential friend and “lost face” in society too!



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