And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. (Luke 14:23)

God has prepared a banquet of salvation for people to partake in. At this table is true delight, after true delight. It is all things righteous and bearing true joy. For what the banquet represents is the kingdom of God. It is the kingdom where righteousness and goodness reigns. There are no deceitful pleasure of sin which promise happiness but only return sorrow. No, here Jesus is a never ending fountain of pure joy. He is the holder of life and in His right hand is pleasures ever more.

God wants you to partake in this banquet so much that he compels you to come in and enjoy. He is not hiding the banquet from us, having us search it out. And then, if we did find it, make it difficult to partake in. No, He compels us to come and enjoy! He wants us to partake in all the joys of His Son: loving Him, walking obediently to Him, enjoying the free grace His Son gives. He compels us to come and enjoy salvation. He wants the house of the kingdom filled with people glorifying  Him by enjoying the rich banquet He has prepared.

So let us come and enjoy it to the fullest!

Advertisements