Matthew 22:1–14 is the basis for this chapter. The story of the wedding garment lays out a message of the utmost importance for us. The wedding gown signifies the character that everybody must possess in order to be regarded appropriate guests for the wedding. It also represents God's love for all people, since he sent his only Son into the world to save them.
Jesus said, "I tell you that unless someone changes and becomes like little children, they will never enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matt. 18:3) Little children have no ambition other than to please their father. They are without sin and require no salvation. Yet even though they are innocent they still need protection from evil because one day they will face judgment for their actions.
As long as we cling to our sins then we cannot enter God's kingdom. Only when we turn away from them and follow him can we hope to be saved. This is why it is so important to understand that Jesus came to save us not just from hell but also from ourselves and our sins.
In conclusion, the wedding garment represents what everyone needs in order to be welcome at God's wedding party. It shows that nobody is too good or bad for salvation. Everyone is needed, and everyone is valuable.
It also represents our relationship with God, who wants His people to be dressed in righteousness and holy behavior.
Wedding garments were commonly used by ancient Jewish brides. They would spend many hours creating an outfit that was special just for their wedding. The bride wanted it to be perfect because this was the only dress she would ever wear. She wanted it to be attractive so men would want to marry her, but most of all she wanted it to be fit for prayer, which is what brought us here today!
In the Old Testament period, the wedding garment was usually made of linen or cotton. The bride would wash herself in the river before the wedding ceremony took place. The groom would take a small amount of oil and rub it on her body. This was to signify that Jesus is the only way to get to heaven and escape eternal punishment after death. He should be the first thing we think about every morning and the last thing we remember at night.
After the wedding ceremony, the couple would go to a temple area where the priest would burn incense. While they were waiting, the groom would shave his head.
The Parable of the Great Banquet, also known as the Wedding Feast or the Marriage of the King's Son, is a New Testament parable delivered by Jesus that can be found in Matthew 22:1–14 and Luke 22:1–4. It is not to be mistaken with a separate Wedding Feast story reported in Luke's Gospel.
In this story, there was great celebration when the son of David married a beautiful woman from a wealthy family. The guests at the banquet included rulers from all over Israel. Then an argument began between the bride's father and the groom's mother over who was the greatest man in the kingdom. This argument led to violence, with the bride's father killed and the wife of the dead man sentenced to death. But just before she was to be executed, her husband came back from the dead and took her away with him.
This story has similarities with other stories from the Old Testament where people come back from the dead. For example, in Matthew 8:22–23 we read about a widow who spent all her money on doctors but they could do nothing for her. When Jesus arrived at this scene, he told some people to go tell the widow that he said she would be made whole. After they went, the widow sent for the people who had been trying to help her, and they returned. Then she sent them away again so that she could die in peace.