Re:Verse passage – Luke 14:12-24 (day five) 

“And the master said to the slave, ‘Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled.”

Do you see and sense the picture of the parable?  The master is sending his servant/slave out to bring people to the dinner. The directive was to compel them to come. Not by force. After all, only one man  couldn’t realistically use force.  Not argue. A slave was not well regarded socially. Yet the master sends someone who has experienced the magnitude of the master’s wealth and generosity. I wonder how the slave spoke of the master. I wonder how the slave described the dinner.

We are sent in the same way…. to compel others to come and feast with the master. How will we describe what we have experienced?  What will we say about the Master? What will we say about His character and kindness?  His invitation for others should always be on our lips.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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