GOD’S BANQUET OF SALVATION

But Jesus said to him, A man was once giving a great supper and invited many; And at the hour for the supper he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, Come, for all is now ready.

Luke 14:16-17 AMP

In our text, Jesus likened the gospel invitation for salvation to a feast or banquet.  It is something worth publicizing.

Things that are available in God’s banquet of salvation:

  • There is grace in abundance (Romans 5:17).
  • Joy and gladness.
  • God’s mercy and forgiveness.
  • All good things (Psalm 84:11).

Salvation connects a person to everything Christ has paid for.  Salvation qualifies us for the banquet of God’s blessings.

Things to note about the banquet of salvation:

  • It is prepared and provided by God.
  • It is filled with all good things.  “Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, so that thy youth is renewed like the eagles” (Psalm 103:5).
  • It is for all men everywhere.
  • The time for the banquet is always ready and now.  “Say not ye, there are yet four months, and then cometh harvest; behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest” (John 4:35).
  • The banquet must be published.  “The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it” (Psalm 68:11).
  • No excuses are accepted for rejecting salvation.  “Therefore thou art inexcusable, o man …” (Romans 2:1).

The banquet of God’s salvation requires a great company of publishers.  Rise up and obey the call to go and preach the gospel.

ACTION FOCUS:

Give your life to Christ and become a channel of salvation to other unbelievers.  Preach the gospel everywhere.

STUDY FOCUS:

SOS 2:4, Luke 14:15-25

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GOD’S BANQUET OF SALVATION

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN

MORNING: 2 Samuel 10:16 – 13:2   ||   EVENING:  Luke 23:48 – 24:13