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Parables Of Jesus Christ: The Great Supper
In order to "watch" Him, the Messiah was invited to the house of a Pharisee for a Sabbath Day meal. Christ was also watching them, how they strove among themselves for the "high" places.
"14:1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees [see also Was Paul Among Them?] to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. 14:2 And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. 14:3 And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? 14:4 And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go [see also Sabbath Healings];
"For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted"
The Christ then gave a lesson on humility, a word which means "a lack of false pride" (see The Two Kinds Of Pride).
"14:12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompense be made thee. 14:13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14:14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. 14:15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God." (Luke 14:12-15 KJV)
Then, in view of how those who were first called to the LORD's service became lost in their own self-righteousness (see Did Jesus Break The Law?), and how "sinners" accepted the LORD's offer of salvation, the Messiah's parable of the great supper:
"14:16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 14:17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
Fact Finder: From numerous other Scriptures, what else do we know about that coming wedding supper?