(1-14) The Parable of the Wedding Feast
The message of the Gospel invites all into the kingdom of Heaven, but not may will be there. Like the invitees of Jesus’ wedding feast parable, some people will reject the Gospel. Some people will be so hostile to the Gospel that they will kill the messengers (servants) who bring it. Still others will be unchanged by the Gospel (the man without a wedding garment), that God will have to cast them out into outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(15-22) Paying Taxes to Caesar
We are eternal citizens of Heaven, temporary citizens of Earth. While we live down here, God wants us to obey government leaders because they are the ones God has chosen to rule and regulate against lawlessness. However, we must never forget that we do not belong to any human being; we do not even belong to ourselves. We belong to God, and since this is the case, Christ tells us to “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
Favorite verse: (14) For many are called, but few are chosen.”