Jesus sayings involving weddings

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by JohnC, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Read through Jesus sayings pertaining to "weddings".. If you can do it - read them all in 1 sitting so they are all fresh....

    Matt 9:15, Matt 22:1-14, Matt 25:1-13, Luke 12:35-48, Mark 2:19-20, John 3:28-30
    The John 3 verse quotes John the Baptist - but it seems kinda related...
    I will also throw in Matt 25:14-30

    Questions:
    Who was invited to the weddings
    Who was not invited to the weddings
    Who attended the weddings
    Who did not attend the weddings
    Who knew about the weddings and did not go
    Who knew about the weddings and did go
    Who did not know about the weddings and did go
    Did any of those who did not attend the weddings receive a reward?

    Who are involved with "Covenant" relationships? What sort?
    Who have relationships that are not Covenant based or have relationships that go beyond covenant relationships
    Who have no assumed or implied relationships

    Thanks
     
  2. so, lets unwind this a bit....

    Who was invited?
    The Master
    Bridegroom
    Friends of the bridegroom
    the betrothed Virgins (both wise and foolish)
    Invited guests

    Who was not invited?
    Strangers
    Servants of the invited guests

    Who actually attends the wedding?
    The Master
    Bridegroom
    Friends of the bridegroom
    The wise virgins
    *Some* invited guests (The "Worthy" invited guests)
    Strangers who are compelled to attend (Literally, forced)

    Who does not attend the wedding?
    The foolish virgins
    The servants who were charged with managing their master's affairs in his absence
    The "Unworthy" invited guests
    The Unclothed guest who is kicked out
     
  3. Of these "Players" - which ones have covenant responsibilities?

    The Virgins have a covenant responsibility to the Bridegroom
    The Servants have a covenant responsibility to their masters

    The Virgins have a covenant responsibility to maintain Purity and Separation, but also to be "faithful" to their betrothed, though they may have no interaction with their betrothed.

    The Servants have a covenant duty to do the will of their masters. This duty is the form of a "Fiduciary" - the Servants must put their master's interests above their own. In exchange - the master's duty is to provide for the servants needs.

    Interestingly, though, there is no presumption of a "Relationship" outside of the covenant responsibilities for either of these.... though there may or may not be...
     
  4. On the other hand - several other groups are assumed to have a Relationship with others that is not in a formal "Covenant" contract agreement -

    Friends of the Bridegroom to the bridegroom and perhaps the master
    Invited guests to the master and perhaps bridegroom
    Master to the bridegroom, friends, and guests
    Bridegroom to friends, master, and possibly guests.
     

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