The ‘last will be first and the first will be last’ statements definitely can be applied to the Jewish/Gentile cultural environment, and this is probably the reason why Christ Jesus, in the parable about The Great Supper, teaches that during the end times’ Great Supper, God (the King) personally will give the best seats to the world’s invisible people—to those individuals in this world who have been impoverished, debilitated, ill, contaminated, homeless, and so forth.
Originally posted on Gone Fishin':
And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven…
Jesus says: “For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14, KJV). This verse is the moral of the Wedding Banquet Parable, as revealed through the King’s (God’s) repeated invitations. Moreover, the moral of the Wedding Banquet Parable answers the questions: Called for what? Chosen for what?