Yeshua told a parable or two in His three and half year preaching ministry. In one of those parables, He told a story that would tend to make one think that there is stuff that GOD does not know. But wait. Doesn’t He know everything? How can He know everything and not know everything? Easy. HE is GOD.
I understand it this way, for now. I am confident I will understand it fully when I see HIM in Eternity.
Beginning in verse 24, Yeshua tells a parable to answer a question one of the many who followed Him from place to place asked, “Lord, are there few who are saved?” We ask the same question today.
He replied, (pardon my paraphrase) a Master of the house got up and shut the door.
This reminds me of a Galilean Wedding; where the Groom finally comes for the Bride and they go into the House for the Marriage Supper, and the Door is closed. Only the Attendants on the premises at the time the Door is shut go into the House for the Marriage Super. Those who come after are denied access. There is a movie that explains this amazingly well.
25 When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’ source
What does Jesus mean, I do not know you, where you are from?
I understand it this way. Marriage is a covenant.
We think of it today as a contract which is sad indeed.
GOD is interested in covenants.
A covenant is about Relationship.
A contract is about performance. As long as you perform well, I’ll abide in Contract.
See what I mean?
And the question was Lord, are there few who are saved?
What a question!
I think yes. Yes in comparison to the whole, few are saved.
Why? Because few accepted (and few continue today to accept) the INVITATION to come to the Wedding.
But how can GOD know and not know? Easy I think.
Those in the Master’s House are known because they are in the House; they are in COVENANT with GOD. He knows them IN COVENANT.
I know a few people but I only know JT in the marriage covenant.
So does Jesus know you in Covenant or as one of the many who keeps saying, no thank You?