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  1. some small things that matter most, we seem to assume and tend to take more consideration on big matters. if we accept the salvation of Jesus Christ on us, God's grace will be upon us always to save us from iniquities.

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  2. What my husband found interesting about the study of the wedding garment, is that none of the other guests noticed that the man was not properly dressed for the occasion. Only the king noticed. This indicated to us that only God could see the heart and know which believers are genuine and which are not. He knew that this man did not belong at the wedding because, although, he was a church member and probably attended church every Sabbath, he was not converted. He was not covered in Christ's righteousness. He had the appearance of righteousness. We see people in church, actively involved in ministries, know their Bibles very well. We think these people are definitely going to heaven. Yet, we can't assume anything. We are not in any position to determine who is saved and who is not. Only God knows as in the example of the guest in the parable of the wedding. The guests at the wedding probably assumed that this man belonged there but God who judges everyone, beginning with those who call themselves believers, was able to see that this man not wearing the wedding garment.

    We have to ask ourselves what prevents us from putting on Christ's robe of righteousness so that we would be fit to be a guest at the wedding of the Lamb and His bride. Is it a cherished sin, self-righteousness or complacency like the church of Laodecia? Those who wear the white robes are those who overcome--those who keep the faith and live in obedience to God's will--those who don't just show up for the feast like the man at the wedding. Let us strive to be worthy to be invited to the King's Son's wedding.

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  3. Adele
    It is commonly believed that none of the other guests, " 'noticed' that the man was not properly dressed for the occasion and only the king did." I do not find this written in the text.
    No where is it written that the other guests were blind. It is therefore logic to assume they did "notice" the difference in clothing. What is sure the king saw far beyond the garment that "friend" was wearing or should I say, "fiend"
    I would imagine the other guests had no authority to intervene even if they were conscious of some one in an inappropriate attire. After all they were only guests. The executive with power to take action was the king and he did.
    The man's external appearance was a parody of an unfit inside. And God judges the heart. He knows what garment the heart is wearing. No human has access to another's inside information. Therefore we are admonished not to judge inspite of what we think we see.
    Ginger

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