“Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
“For many are invited, but few are chosen.” Matthew 22:11-14
Christ, the Bridegroom, is coming soon. He is coming to take His faithful brides home. He is coming yet majority of us are living lives that are contrary to what He expects from us.
my question today is:
what robe are you wearing?
I don’t like outing or going for occasions. I am a reserved type. I prefer to stay home to read my books, listen to music, surf the net, or watch movies. However, I have friends who love the “show”. They find the perfect clothes for the day (occasion). My point is we pay more attention to the things of the flesh than those of the spirit.
The mind of the flesh is enmity against God.
From the passage, when the King saw the person who wasn’t dressed for the occasion, He ordered His men to bind him and throw him into the outer darkness. I believe this is what would happen on the last day. Most people have accepted to follow Jesus but they still have their old dirty and filthy clothes on. Such people are not fit for the King’s party. They would be rejected if they don’t put on their new clothes of righteousness.
Put on your robe of righteousness.
Many Christians are wearing their garments of anger, lying, gossiping, backbiting, fear, wrath, malice, filthy communication, fornication, etc. They want to be known as Christians but they don’t live like one. We are told to let our lights shine before men. In other words, people should be able to identify us whenever we may be.
I don’t know the kind of robe you have on today. You know yourself better than your neighbor. Would the King like your robe on that day? Or would He command His guards to bind you and throw you into the outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth?
Many are called, but few are chosen
I will close with this:
Isaiah 61:10 New International Version (NIV)
10 I delight greatly in the Lord;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.