God invites us to sit at His table.
Having a place at His table means you’ve accepted the invitation. You’ve said yes. It means you will dine at His banqueting table.
“And they will come from east and west and from north and south, and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God.”
It is God’s desire that all will sit at His banqueting table. In this scripture, Jesus is talking about salvation. Each of us is given an opportunity to accept the invitation to spend eternity in heaven with Jesus as our Lord and Savior. This opportunity is extended to us through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ shed blood is payment for the sins we have committed. He took our place on the cross. Extravagant love took our place. The sins each one of us have committed were nailed on that cross. We don’t have forever to accept this invitation. This invitation is good while we have breath on Earth. Once you pass on from this life, if you haven’t accepted His invitation you will spend eternity separated from God. You will not have a place at His table.
Most of us have heard and know John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” This sacrificial act of immense love was afforded to everyone, not just an elect few. Even if you don’t believe you deserve to be forgiven, you were and are forgiven and dearly loved. He didn’t leave anyone out. The “world” includes you!
Romans 5:8 declares, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
None of us knows how long we will be alive. Since we aren’t given a timeline, we shouldn’t put off accepting His invitation. It is an awesome invitation, one with only one string attached, acceptance of His love. That’s all you have to do, accept Him and His love into your life. Who accepts you as you are? Who loves you more than this? Someone who gives their life for you must love you immensely. You have great value to them. You may not feel that you are valuable. Those are feelings, not fact. The facts speak for themselves. He died on the cross for you!
Salvation is sweet. We get what we don’t deserve. None of us deserve to have all of our sins forgiven. Yet, Jesus gave His life for each one of us. We trade in our sins for His forgiveness and get to spend eternity with God. What a deal. I don’t know of any better deal, do you? I love that!
It’s pretty simple, all you have to do is accept the invitation. I accepted His invitation at 14 years of age and I have never regretted that decision. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made.
Romans 10:9, “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
When you invite friends and family to your house for a meal, it means you value their presence. You want to spend time with them. You have set aside a place at the table for them. They are important to you. That’s how Jesus feels about you, He is saving a place at His table for you!
If you’ve not accepted His invitation, come, join us and dine at His banqueting table. Say yes to His invitation. He has a place setting waiting for you!