EGW SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 5


Chapter 22

2-4 (Luke 14:16, 17). The Heavenly Banquet—The spiritual banquet has been set before us in rich abundance. We have had presented to us by the messengers of God the richest feast—the righteousness of Christ, justification by faith, the exceeding great and precious promises of God in His Word, free access to the Father by Jesus Christ, the comforts of the Holy Spirit, and the well-grounded assurance of eternal life in the kingdom of God. We ask, What could God do for us that He has not done in preparing the great supper, the heavenly banquet (The Review and Herald, January 17, 1899)? 5BC 1097.4

11, 12. Feasting on the Word—A banquet has been prepared for us. The Lord has spread before us the treasures of His Word. But we must not come to the repast clothed in citizen's dress. We must have on the white robe of Christ's righteousness, which has been prepared for all the guests (Manuscript 70, 1901). 5BC 1097.5

(Revelation 7:13, 14.) Out of Tribulation—Remember that every one who shall be found with the wedding garment on will have come out of great tribulation (The Review and Herald, April 17, 1894). 5BC 1097.6

29. See EGW on ch. 5:13, 14; Jeremiah 8:8; Luke 4:18, 19. 5BC 1097.7

37-39 (Mark 12:30, 31; Luke 10:27; Colossians 2:10). Complete in Christ—The law of God requires that man shall love God supremely, and his neighbor as himself. When through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, this is perfectly done, we shall be complete in Christ (Letter 11, 1892). 5BC 1097.8