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How Did You Come In Here?

April 11, 2017

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How Did You Come In Here?

We all know  that there are hypocrites  in the church.     They join the church  for any number  of reasons  —  but going to church  does not save anyone  or ensure them  of eternal life  in heaven.     To teach us that,  in His last days on earth,  Jesus told the parable  in Matthew 22:1-14,  saying,

“The kingdom of heaven  may be compared  to a king who gave a wedding feast  for his son.     And he sent out his slaves  to call those  who had been invited  to the wedding feast,  and they were unwilling  to come.     Again  he sent out other slaves saying,  ‘Tell those who have been invited,  “Behold, I have prepared my dinner;  my oxen  and my fattened livestock are all butchered  and everything is ready;  come to the wedding feast.’”     But they paid no attention  and went their way,  one to his own farm,  another to his business,  and the rest seized his slaves  and mistreated them  and killed them.     But the king was enraged,  and he sent his armies  and destroyed those murderers  and set their city on fire.    

Then he said to his slaves,  ‘The wedding is ready,  but those who were invited  were not worthy.     Go therefore  to the main highways,  and as many as you find there,  invite to the wedding feast.’     Those slaves went out  into the streets  and gathered together all they found,  both evil and good;  and the wedding hall  was filled  with dinner guests.

But when the king came in  to look over the dinner guests,  he saw a man there  who was not dressed  in wedding clothes,  and he said to him,  ‘Friend,  how did you come in here  without wedding clothes?’     And the man was speechless.

Then the king said  to the servants,  ‘Bind him hand and foot,  and throw him  into the outer darkness;  in that place  there will be weeping  and gnashing of teeth.     For many are called,  but few are chosen.’”

The wedding clothes we all need  is faith in the righteousness  Christ freely gives  to all  who come  to Him  for forgiveness.     It doesn’t matter what our past life  has been.     We all need  to humbly accept Jesus’ sacrifice  on the cross  as the full atonement  for our sins.     Only Christ’s righteousness  makes us holy  —  as Galatians 3:26-27 says,

For you are all sons  of God  through faith  in Christ Jesus.    For all of you  who were baptized  into Christ have clothed yourselves  with Christ.

Believing  that Jesus truly makes us holy  and fit  for heaven,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for clothing us with Your holy righteousness.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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