Daily Devotional 6-18-18

The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come.

Matthew 22:2–3

In preparing the gospel feast, God has made abundant provision that all men may be saved and enjoy the bounty of His redemptive grace. But to man has been given the power of choice, and it is his prerogative to accept or reject the invitation so freely extended to “whosoever will.” No excuse that man can make is really valid. He owes it to himself to heed the call and to take his place at the King’s table, where he may enjoy the banquet so freely spread. He also owes it to God Himself to esteem at its proper value the privilege extended to him. He who seeks an excuse for rejecting the divine offer of mercy is showing contempt to the Spirit of grace and trampling the blood of the covenant beneath his feet as though it were of little worth (Hebrews 10:28–29). Since God the Father has given His Son that all men might live through Him (1 John 4:9), and since the Holy Spirit has come from Heaven to bear witness to the truth of the gospel (John 16:8), it is imperitive that every man accept with alacrity and gratitude the salvation so graciously offered. This is the lesson of the great supper.

All things are ready: come!

“Yet there is room!”

Christ every thing hath done:

“Yet there is room!”

The work is now complete;

Before the mercy-seat

A Saviour you will meet:

“Yet there is room!”

God’s house is filling fast,

“Yet there is room!”

Some guest will be the last,

“Yet there is room!”

Yes! soon salvation’s day

To you will pass away,

Then Grace no more will say—

“Yet there is room!”

 H. A. Ironside, The Continual Burnt Offering: Daily Meditations on the Word of God (Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1994), 171.