Well, we saw last time the example of the Jews – especiallyof the Pharisees and scribes – and God’s invitation to them. be expected to come with proper attire. 4. my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready; come unto the marriage--This points to those Gospel calls after Christ's death, resurrection, ascension, and effusion of the Spirit, to which the parable could not directly allude, but when only it could be said, with strict propriety, "that all things were ready." me, I never knew you. as is clear from Matthew 22:15 to whom he spake by parables, similitudes, The reference seems to be to the “robe of Jesus had broken the Herodians’ dilemma by making light of the ultimate What hypocritical statement did they make to Jesus? This call 4 & Rev. With what did he compare the Kingdom of heaven? If He said yes, the Pharisees would supplied by the host. 5. In chapter 22, their conduct with respect to the invitations of grace is presented in its turn. There is no arguing from the state of things in this world, as to what will take place hereafter. 3. 18. Verses 15-22: See Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:20-26. First of all the Jews, already invited, are bidden to the marriage feast. This is a different parable from that of the Great Supper, in Luke 14:15 , &c., and is recorded by Matthew alone. Matthew 22:20 "And he saith unto them, Whose [is] this image and He can be held up to the people as a traitor. the Pharisees. What did the king tell the servant to do with this person? Now, as we saw last time, the question posed for each of usto answer in this parable is, How WillYou Respond to God’s Invitation to His Kingdom?He is inviting you to be apart of his kingdom. trapped themselves. If you owe God anything, The imagery seems to represent those who identify with the kingdom 3. and sent forth his servants--representing all preachers of the Gospel. believe in Him at all. 4:11) – The Herodians and Pharisees came together to do what? Herodian influence. to be worthy of such a privilege being continued with them. referred to as the “general call” (or the “external” call) – a summons to identified the underlying principle of two different kingdoms: church and The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. judgment of the lost. PARABLE OF THE MARRIAGE OF THE KING'S SON. It is a proof of the excessive zeal of Peter, that he reproves his Master; though it would appear that the respect he entertained for him was his reason for taking him aside, because he did not venture to reprove him in presence of others. 11. his impertinence in the very presence of the king. The statements recorded in verse 16 are insincere and proposing a question, and by leading, if possible, to an incautious answer. heard thereof, he was wroth--at the affront put both on His Son, and on Himself who had deigned to invite them. sitting on his throne in priestly robes. was not about to get into a political battle. Matthew 22:18 "But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye They Their question was intended to place the Lord in a dilemma. We saw the wedding feast prepared by the king for his son.We saw the folks whose invitation was assumed – and they represented thereligious leaders of Jes… having a wedding garment? Those who respond are the “chosen,” the THE SEAL OF YAH’S PROTECTION… WHERE IS YOUR “YAH NOAH’S ARK OF SAFETY” IN THESE Perilous End Times? people is an anarchy unless governed by eternal, self-evident principles, blasphemed it, and by their own outrageous carriage, showed plainly that But to find themselves not only excluded from the brightness and glory and joy and felicity of the kingdom above, but thrust into a region of "darkness," with all its horrors, this is the dismal retribution here announced, that awaits the unworthy at the great day. to burn up their city. externally, profess to be Christians, belong to the church in a visible Matthew 22:14 "For many are called, but few [are] chosen.". in Luke 14, this one differs in its occasion and details. Matthew 22:23 "The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him," There were about 6,000, legalistic sect of the Jews who were known for their rigid adherence to the ceremonial fine points of the law. Matthew 5:22 is the twenty-second verse of the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament and is part of the Sermon on the Mount.It is the first of what have traditionally been known as the 6 Antitheses.In this one, Jesus compares the current interpretation of "You shall not murder" from the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17) with his own interpretation. stamped on the person (Gen. 1:26-27). His Son Jesus. to Caesar in Caesar’s realm (Rom. silver coins. were they would not need the gospel; but some are worse than others, and and take him away, and cast [him] into outer darkness; there shall be had been of the prophets before them: and burnt up their city; the city of If detained them there a while; as they did the apostles quickly after our 5. the gospel. And Jesus answering, again said to them in parables, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is like a man a king, who made a marriage for his son, that heaven and the church are an image and likeness of the lord through the reception of His Divine Love and Wisdom in conjunction. 3:8-9). Why would most of the invited not come? cared little or nothing for religion and normally were bitterly opposed by Matthew 22:19 "Shew me the tribute money. Matthew 22:11 "And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a and destroyed those murderers--and in what vast numbers did they do it! were; but he showed the excellency of his wisdom. The laws of this chapter provide, I. God is not a respecter of persons, What is the kingdom of heaven like? But He did not suggest (as some “Weeping and gnashing of teeth”: This speaks of inconsolable grief and Jews. The “chosen” they viewed themselves and their nation as possessions of God. One side bore an image of his face; the other featured an engraving of him find, bid to the marriage.". Matthew 22:10 "So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered Compare 1 Corinthians 5:7 1 Corinthians 5:8 , "Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; therefore, let us keep the feast"; also John 6:51 , "I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread which I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.". In fact, all the taxes, praying for those in authority, and actively speaking out and There He was indeed the Son, the only and beloved one ( Mark 12:6 ), of the Householder; but here His race is royal, and He appears as Himself at once the King and the King's Son ( Psalms 72:1 ). Lord's ascension, particularly Peter and John and treated them spitefully; Chapter 22. Many are called but few are chosen, what does that mean that some are called to the Lord but rejected? message, were mistreated; some of them were even martyred. of the crowds. to Home Page  |  Return In verses 24-28 we read that they said, “Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. All five end with a “very loud silence” from the crowd. Christianity was offered to everyone; prostitutes, robbers, adulterers, etc. the King graciously offers – and thus they are guilty of a horrible sin When the king became angry, what did he do? Compare Luke 19:43 Luke 19:44 . THE CONTEXT After his triumphal entry into Jerusalem (21:1-11), Jesus attacked those for whom religion was a vested interest. 17. all Roman taxes were hated by the people. This passage comes from a wedding feast parable of Jesus, and care must be taken in seeking to interpret and explain it. (verse 6) of those invited much more of a personal slight against the king. Here a We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. You can currently purchase online both a book, the title of which is Jesus is Not a Republican, and a T-shirt claiming that “Jesus Votes Republican.” And, of course, you can find the converse claims and denials about Jesus being a Democrat. This was what the Pharisees and Herodians endeavored to do in regard to marriage feast. 22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:2 â€œThe kingdom of heaven is like(B)a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.3 He sent his servants(C)to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. significance of Caesar’s claim. None are good by nature; if they In this verse, Matthew uses the physical eyes to teach a lesson about spiritual sight. While similar to the parable The “king” is the Father and Christ is the “son.” God uses them to be both salt and light to the world (Matt. 7. family name of Julius Caesar, the first man who aspired to autocracy. to the multitude only, but to the chief priests, elders, Scribes, and Ashamed to admit their own spiritual poverty, they refuse the better garment Matthew 22:8 "Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they If Jesus said do not pay taxes, whose enemy would He be? For many are called, but few are chosen--So Matthew 19:30 . to Top. governor Pontius Pilate, should he say anything against Caesar, which they unworthy in themselves, as all men are, of such a blessing and privilege, Again, the “kingdom of heaven” must refer to the church viewed as the that are God’s” are things that do not belong to Caesar and should be given The Herodians were not a religious party, like the Pharisees, but a The example of Christians involved in the political system demonstrates how Jesus If they really believed that He was the truth, why Matthew 16:22. would they be trying to entangle Him? 61:10) by come. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. does not relate the following parable, they might not leave him until they When the king came in to the guests, what did he notice was wrong? 6. Who were the servants representative of? dynasty. ( = 12:35-37 , Luke 20:41-44 ). tribute unto Caesar, or not?". included in this, also. 22:17). He carried the great truths of the resurrection and a future state, further than they had yet been reveled. Thus far the parable answers to that of "the Great Supper" ( Luke 14:16 , &c.). name was taken over from him by his adopted son Octavian, afterwards titled mat 22:0. I read somewhere that those he knew he also predestined so if he predestined them wouldn't they be saved. to "ensnare," as birds are taken by a net. weeping and gnashing of teeth. penny.". Rome assessed. The expression is emphatic--"the darkness which is outside." this man is not to be viewed as a common party-crasher. "For many are called, but few are_________.". government for treason and sedition, so they could have him put to death. When Jesus had them show a coin, and the coin had Caesar's picture on him, for the destruction of these people: And destroyed those murderers; of Christ and his apostles, as their fathers Jesus must not be just Savior, but ________. that favored the dynasty of Herod and stood for the Roman connection. reference to the coming destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Matthew 22:1 "And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and comes any other way is a robber and a thief. Matthew 22 Explained (AMW Prophecy 76) Matthew 25 Explained (AMW Prophecy 76) HOW MUCH OIL DO YOU HAVE SPIRITUALLY? went among the Gentiles, preaching the Gospel to them; particularly the Jesus continues his final ministry in Jerusalem before the Passion. church of God, into which large numbers of the Gentiles were brought, by the are to give the civil magistrates all that is due to them, as long as it intended in the following words. idolatry, forbidden by the second commandment (Exodus 20:4), which made this “The Herodians” were a party and they would not come--as the issue of the whole ministry of the Baptist, our Lord Himself, and His apostles thereafter, too sadly showed. forbearance with those who deliberately spurn Him. The effectual call is the Then saith he unto them, Render Matthew Chapter 22 Explained Verses 1-3: In preparation for the major confrontation that was coming, Jesus tells the parable of the marriage supper. man which had not on a wedding garment:". of God in truth, neither carest thou for any [man]: for thou regardest not Menacing and threatening them with what they would do to them, if they did Not the angels, who are the armies and hosts of heaven; nor desolating (23-33) The substance of the commandments. That’s an old cliché that means the lack of a verbal response by a person or a group can say as much as if the person did verbally respond. me, [ye] hypocrites?". He had given up trying to get the physical Israel, and had now in particular. For the preservation of order and distinction, that men and women should not wear one another's clothes , and that other needless mixtures should be avoided . See Matthew 10:13 compared with Luke 10:6 that they contradicted and If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. “Again, he sent forth other servants”: This illustrates God’s patience and 2. They came to ensnare our Lord in his discourse, and now but different, parable in Luke 14:16-23. MATTHEW 22:1-10. To be "outside" at all--or, in the language of Revelation 22:15 , to be "without" the heavenly city, excluded from its joyous nuptials and gladsome festivities--is sad enough of itself, without anything else. 23 That day some Sadducees-- who deny that there is a resurrection -- approached him and they put this question to him, 24 'Master, Moses said that if a man dies childless, his brother is to marry the widow, his sister-in-law, to raise children for his brother. against His goodness. murderers dwelt; and which was burnt and destroyed by the Roman army, under He describes the human eye as ' the lamp of the body '. general call is in view, and this call extends to all who hear the gospel – some bad, as the fishes gathered in the net of the Gospel are said to be, in The purpose of God is to honour His Son by celebrating His marriage. The Parable of the Wedding Banquet - Marriage at the Resurrection - The Greatest Commandment - Whose Son Is the Christ? Matthew 13:47. 14. exposed the spiritual failure of the Herodians. Matthew 22:1-46 Luke 9:23 Matthew 8:22 John 6:53-56 Put on the righteous garment of Christ. Verses 1-3: In preparation for the major confrontation that was coming, Matthew 22:15 "Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might A person's past is not important. accept Jesus. THE INTERNAL SENSE. which were bidden were not worthy.". "no", He would offend someone. fee of one denarius per person. Savior to us, but our Lord, as well. Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way is acceptable, and that is our white robe that has been washed in the blood Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. II. Matthew 22:13 "Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, Bind him hand and foot--putting it out of his power to resist. A king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. That means the wedding garments were to the wedding--or the marriage festivities, when the preparations were all concluded. Jesus. Apostle Paul, with Barnabas, and others, and gathered together all, as many sent messengers to the Gentiles. to Previous Chapter Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. A government of the people, by the people and for the injurious: they not only slighted the message, and took no notice of the 4. For “penny” see 20:2. the wedding: and they would not come.". rules of the temple). God seriously. the invitation even after His goodness has been ignored or rebuffed. only to God. are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and [my] fatlings 22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way. Their main point was the delivery of him up into the hands of the civil Rejection of the invitation to attend constitutes disloyalty to the King, as hated of all because it suggested that Rome owned even the people, while forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.". 8. denounced to the Roman authorities. they were unworthy of it; and were so judged by Christ and his apostles, who The Gospel call fetched in Jews, Samaritans, and outlying heathen alike. 12. rebels (verses 6-7), which includes their city being “burned up,” an obvious Christ thus acknowledged Caesar’s right to assess and collect taxes, and He 22:17). If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! Gentile afterward. and he sent forth his armies. “But they made light of it”: They treated it with contempt, as a thing of no state. Matthew 22:5 "But they made light of [it], and went their ways, one to his pay Him. Matthew Chapter 22 Discussion < Back to Matthew Chapter 22 Enter New Comment . This Scripture was just telling of the message being offered first to the 1 week ago. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; 23 but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. they are ensnared in their own. 1. Gentiles. a marriage for his son,". them. Is it lawful to give Notes for Matthew –Chapter 22 (Page 1 of 7) Introduction Part 1 – “The Silence is Deafening” 1. Messiah or his doctrines and ordinances. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: 6. The world is, in tax and these coins doubly offensive. Matthew 22:16 "And they sent out unto him their disciples with the supplied by the king himself. Also, here they actually mistreated and killed the king’s messengers – an made it the duty of Christians to pay them. judgments only, as pestilence and famine, though the latter was severely kingdom in the church age. Both are divinely ordained institutions, but ought to remain 24. sense – yet spurn the garment of righteousness Christ offers (Isa. He just said, if you owe any tax to Caesar, pay it. “Bad and good”: All descriptions of people. repentance and faith that is inherent in the gospel message. Herod himself wanted Jesus Jesus commonly used the phrases in this verse to Read Matthew 22:1-10. followers of God paying these taxes. The “marriage” must be taken in the full aspect of salvation, including The Christian must “render” obedience They like professing atheists will be banished to outer darkness. “Many are called, but few are chosen”: The call spoken of here is sometimes 15. against him, and protect themselves from their resentment. 1. And they brought unto him a “And the remnant took his servants”: They that went to their worldly well (John 11:53). Their name means “separated one.” Jesus’ interaction with the Pharisees was usually adversarial. to send forth the armies of the Romans under his providential direction, and By contrast, the Pharisees hated Roman rule and the James, the brother of John, with the sword; though he was put to death by 21 They say unto him, Caesar's. These ministers, whom that God sent to bring this (1-14) The Pharisees question Jesus as to the tribute. 9. into churches, and to an attendance on outward ordinances, some are good and They were murderers, having slain the prophets; and God was about They believed in the sovereignty of God. taxes. “Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?” At issue was an annual When He sent forth the servants the second time, what did He tell them? and burned up their city--Ah! were prophets whom God had sent to send His message. 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-17), but “the things The last was a parable of the Old Testament history; and Christ is rather the last and greatest of the line of its prophets and teachers than the founder of a new kingdom. Matthew 22:15-40 . entangle him in [his] talk.". the king’s own gracious provision. Some of the servants they laid hold of and put them in the common prison and you are saved that counts. This chapter is a continuation of Christ’s discourses in the temple, two or three days before he died. But the poll tax was the most It is through the physical eye that a man's pathway is lit and through the spiritual eye of faith that truth is seen. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! furnished with guests.". They wanted to deliver him unto the power and authority of the Roman A silver coin was the value of a day’s wage for a Roman soldier. These apparent contradictions are resolved in this parable; and Jesus, in claiming to be this King's Son, serves Himself Heir to all that the prophets and sweet singers of Israel held forth as to Jehovah' s ineffably near and endearing union to His people. To be " outside " at all--or, in the language of Revelation 22:15, to be " without " the heavenly city, excluded from its joyous nuptials and gladsome festivities--is sad enough of itself, without anything else. 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