Pastor Ron Roddey
"It's Now Ready"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Luke Chapter 14
14:12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner
or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy
kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a
recompence be made thee.
14:13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame,
14:14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for
thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
14:15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things,
he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of
14:16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade
14:17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were
bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
14:18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said
unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see
it: I pray thee have me excused.
14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to
prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
14:20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot
14:21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the
master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into
the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the
maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
14:22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and
yet there is room.
14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and
hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
14:24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall
taste of my supper.
From Matthew Chapter 22
22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a
marriage for his son,
22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the
wedding: and they would not come.
22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are
bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are
killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.