Monday, June 11, 2012

Yeshua (Jesus) Matthew 22:1-22-Parable of the Wedding, Many are Called but Few Are Chosen, Caesar's Taxes

(This is a general interpretation of holy Divine Scripture. Please do not take our word as law for there is only ONE Law and that is the Word of G-D. Pray and ask G-D for knowledge and he will grant you knowledge. )

We continue with another parable of Christ, the parable of being called to a Royal Wedding. This parable is often misunderstood as being a parable of the differences of social classes. The meaning of the parable is about being called by the Father. Some simply refuse to come to the wedding while others arrive unprepared.

Matthew 22

1. And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,

2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.

5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:

6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.

7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.

9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.

10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

If you read closely you will discover the meaning behind this parable. Being prepared to be called by G-D is the single most important thing one can do. It is also a testament of those who are too involved with their own lives, their business, their earthly desires rather than being concerned with G-D. This lesson is a very important lesson for those who live in our modern, fast paced, world.

Matthew 22

15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.

17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.

20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.

22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

This is one of the most quoted teachings of Jesus Christ. Everyone has heard this saying. But the meaning behind it is often misunderstood. One must pay attention to the beginning of this teaching and what the hypocrites said to Christ.

"we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men."

This is true. Yeshua and his Father could care less about you as a man of this world. He could care less if you make a lot of money or make very little, if you hold a position of power or serve as a common laborer. Yeshua cares for your soul. So understanding this will enable you to understand the comment Yeshua made about Caesar's taxes.

What man has created is useless. If taxes are imposed by your leaders, then pay the tax because money is made of man, not created by G-D. This ties into Yeshua's teachings of living voluntarily in poverty to separate yourself completely from this world, then you get closer to perfection. In short; Yeshua simply does not care about your wealth or how much money you have in your bank account. If we, as modern humans, were able to shed ourselves of the burden of money we would in fact be closer to G-D.

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