“‘Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?’ And the man was speechless” (Matthew 22:12).

Wedding garments are a metaphor of a life transformed by faith and the redeeming mercies of God. It’s a reminder that the journey of faith doesn’t end with an intellectual belief in the truth of the Gospel; that no satisfaction or fulfillment is realized in the performance of perfunctory religious acts. We would benefit greatly by daily asking ourselves a form of the question Jesus posed to the wedding crasher, “How did I get into the church of the Lord Jesus Christ?” We need not be at a loss of words. The answer is grace alone.

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