Be Honest With Yourself
Luke 14:15-35 – February, 27, 2022
Vs 15 – “Blessed is the man”
People may have the kingdom of God offered to them, but if they deliberately neglect the offer, they will be lost forever.
Vs 16 – “Great banquet”
This is the Gospel message and Christ is the substance of this Great banquet.
(John 6:35, 55–56.)
Vs 18 – “Make excuses”
They were invited to Christ but not willing to come. No excuse can justify a person in refusing God’s invitation and not coming to Christ. (Luke 13:34)
“Infidelity and immorality no doubt slay their thousands; but decent, plausible, smooth-spoken excuses slay their tens of thousands” – J C Ryle
Vs 22 – “Still there is room”
This shows the evil that is in man’s heart. There is a greater desire on God’s part to save sinners than there is on the part of sinners to be saved.
Vs 24 – “Compel people to come in, that my house may be filled”
God doesn’t count his loss. His pity of the lost is no imaginary thing.
Vs 26 – “Hate”
Hate has nothing to do with emotions or malice. Rather hate is signifying the thing rejected as a result of a choice between two important entities.
Vs 28 – “Count the cost”
“True love makes great sacrifices for the beloved, and also great demands on the beloved
- James R. Edwards”
Vs 33 – “renounce all that he has”
Are you willing to renounce everything to follow the Lord? Only you know your heart.