Daily Bible Reading
2 Minute Daily Prep for Next Sunday, August 12
This week we'll see how we can discern that our Christianity has become too comfortable. In preparation for Sunday these scriptures speak to comforts and cares of this world that stand in the way of following God.
Read Luke 14:16-21 The Parable of the Great Banquet
Do you consider these excuses valid? Why?
Luke 14:16-21 New International Version (NIV)
16 Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. 17 At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’
18 “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’
19 “Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’
20 “Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’
21 “The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’