The invitation to follow

Why do many resist God’s invitation?

“The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”

When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing. Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden.

It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.” Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.” Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”

He said to them, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.”

Luke 13:15-21, 23-24 NIV

Don’t harden your Heart, but Just respond and obey the invitation, IT IS FREE FREE FREE.

The man sitting at the table with Jesus envisioned the glory of God’s Kingdom, but he didn’t not yet understand how to have a share in it. In Jesus’ story, many people turned down the invitation to

the banquet because the thing was inconvenient. We too can resist or delay responding to God’s invitation, and our excuses may sound reasonable, it can be work duties, family responsibilities, financial needs, or other reasons.

Nevertheless, God’s invitation is the most important event in our lives, no matter how inconveniently it may be times.

Are you making excuse to avoid responding to God’s call? Here is want you Have to remember, Jesus reminds us that the time will come when God will pull his invitation and offer it to others, then it will be too late to get into the banquet again.

The good news is that, you still have a chance to get back to the table and join the banquet. Open up your heart to Him and accept the invitation.

Jonathan Ndakola

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