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Thursday, 26 March 2020

Luke 14:13-14

Luke 14:13-14 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.

In the second half of his challenge to his dinner host, Jesus talks about those who should be invited to feasts and why. This is the disenfranchised of society, the people that no-one else wants to invite. They cannot host a dinner and reciprocate; they cannot invite people round to their place - they may not even have a place!

They may be able to make some fantastic contributions to the conversation, share amazing insights about society or God that would be such a blessing to you and your guests, but that isn't why you invite them. You invite them so that you are actually being righteous, caring selflessly and without thought of gain or reward, for those who will otherwise be left out in the cold, excluded from the joy and celebration of the kingdom.

The gospels don't contain any record of Jesus hosting a dinner or inviting people round to His place for a feast. But that is what He has done by inviting us to sit and eat with Him in the kingdom of God. And He provides that meal and that fellowship for us every day.

Posted By Jonathan, 6:00am Comment Comments: 1

Thursday, 26 March 2020
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May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless what you do each day. You post simple thoughts that are easy for anyone to understand.

I, for one, greatly appreciate it.

Posted By Edward Bishop Sr 10:46am