Day 63 (Wed, Oct 15, 2014)

Parable of the Wedding Feast

36 total verses: Matthew 22:1-22; Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:19-26

Brief description of action taking place or point being made

254. Parable of the wedding feast in Matthew 22:1-14
255. Jews question on paying taxes in Matthew 22:15-22; Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:19-26

General questions

1. What is your favorite verse or set of verses? Why?
2. Did you learn anything from the reading or find anything particularly cool? What?
3. Was there anything unclear in the passage that you have questions about? What are they?

Specific questions on this passage

After Completing the Bible Reading

Broader outline of each section of passage

Matthew 22:1-14. Jesus tells a parable about a king who through a wedding feast for his son and invited important people, but they wouldn’t come. So he invited everybody he could find. And many people came, but one person didn’t have wedding clothes. This upset the king, and he had him thrown out.

Matthew 22:15-22; Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:19-26. The chief priests sent the Pharisees and the Herodians to try to catch Jesus in a trap. So they asked him if it was right to pay taxes to Caesar. Either way he answered, they thought they had him trapped. But Jesus asked them to show him a coin, and asked them whose image was there. When they replied, “Caesar’s”, Jesus then told them to render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.

My favorite passage and other random thoughts

My favorite verse is Matthew 22:14, “‘Many are called, but few are chosen'” (ESV). I feel like this parable and verse clear up my struggle with the concept of predestination. Here, everybody was called, but many of them failed to come, or in the case of this last guest in the parable, failed to put on a wedding garment, which perhaps can be seen to be Jesus. What I’m saying is that to be chosen, you have to respond to the call, and you have to accept the gift of Jesus.

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