Isaiah 55:1-9 | Ephesians 5:15-21 | Matthew 22:1-14
"The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son." So begins the Gospel for this day (Mt. 22.1-14). God the Father is the King, and He throws a marriage feast for His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. One of the guests, however, defies and insults the King. As the church year draws closer to its conclusion, the LORD gives us warnings about the coming judgment, lest we be "cast into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."