"For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with understanding." Psalm 47:7 NKJV We had a wonderful time today during worship as we focused on praising with understanding. So often we just sing words or "go through the motions." Psalm 47:7 said to praise God with the understanding. From experience, this can bring much growth as you journey with Christ.
Today we read the parable of the great banquet. We read Luke 14:15-24. In this parable Jesus tells a story of a man giving a great supper and invited many. The servant (that's you and me) was sent out to call those who were invited. But the ones invited all had excuses. Then he sent the servant to invite those in the street and the disabled. When there was still room, he was sent to invite those in the highways and hedges. Notice that everyone was invited. It was left up to them whether or not to come. This was the RSVP that was needed for the invitation. Have you responded to the invitation?
In the next verses of Luke we find that to come to the feast means that we must first count the cost. "Whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:27