2.01.2007

One Life, Two Tables

When reading through the Scriptures, one can clearly see that there are two types of people: those who love God and those who do not. We are either walking through the narrow gate that leads to life or through the wide gate that leads to destruction (Matthew 7:13,14). We either love Christ and obey Him or we do not love and obey Him (John 14:23,24). We are either sheep or we are goats (Matthew 25:32,33). There is no middle road on which to walk. There is no such thing as neutral men when when it comes to the condition of our hearts. There are no hybids in the kingdom of heaven. There's no room for fence-sitting.

In 1 Kings 1, we see that as King David lays in bed shortly before his death, his son Adonijah exhaltes himself by saying, "I will be king." (1 Kings 1:5). Adonijah calls for himself chariots, horses and men to run before him, and he alignes himself with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest. He also called to himself his brothers and all the royal officials of Judah to feast and celebrate with him. Yet, not everyone stood with Adonijah. We are told that Zadok the priest, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei, Rei, David's mighty men and Solomon were not invited to feast with Adonijah (1 Kings 1:8,10).

The partly lines have been drawn. The men have pledged their allegiance. They have chosen between Adonijah or Solomon--between the self-appointed "king" and the LORD's anointed king. They have taken their places at different tables and prepared to eat at different feasts.

All of mankind will sit down to feast at one of two meals. One meal will fill men with every pleasure that the world can offer. They will fill their stomachs with temporary food that cannot satisfy. There meal will end in destruction and death. Yet, there will be those who sit down at the marriage supper of the lamb. They will feast upon Christ, the living bread that came from heaven, and they will be blessed and satisfied forever (John 6:51; Revelation 19:9).

Each person only has one life to live, but there are two tables set before each of us. Where are you feasting today?

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price" (Isaiah 55:1).

1 comment:

Morgan said...

Wow Eric thats a really good post. It really got me to look inside myself and think Who do I Morgan Hissom serVE? Who is my master?
When would be a good time for the youth to get together? Love Yall