Let yourself become open to God and the knowledge that comes from the Word. Ask God for peace at this time.
15 One of the dinner guests, on hearing this, said to him, “Blessed is anyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” 16 Then Jesus said to him, “Someone gave a great dinner and invited many. 17 At the time for the dinner he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for everything is ready now.’ 18 But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of land, and I must go out and see it; please accept my regrets.’ 19 Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please accept my regrets.’ 20 Another said, ‘I have just been married, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21 So the slave returned and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and said to his slave, ‘Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’ 22 And the slave said, ‘Sir, what you ordered has been done, and there is still room.’ 23 Then the master said to the slave, ‘Go out into the roads and lanes, and compel people to come in, so that my house may be filled. 24 For I tell you, none of those who were invited will taste my dinner.’”
If not careful, Christians can pursue good things, but ignore their spiritual responsibilities. It is good to buy a new property, invest in things that will make your business or life better, it is certainly great to get married and start a family, but if we pursue these things above our spiritual pursuits, then we miss the point of serving God.
Our priority must first and foremost be service to God and attention to the work God has called us to do. Jesus says it like this, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.”
What are the excuses we make to not join God in the work God is doing in the world?
God, forgive us for our many excuses to not live as you called us. To ignore the needs of others. Guide us to open hearts and minds today so we may not miss the great gifts you have for us if we would only accept it. Amen.
Go with God!