8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
8 Verse 8. Were not worthy.] Because they made light of it, and
would not come; preferring earthly things to heavenly blessings.
Among the Mohammedans, refusal to come to a marriage feast, when
invited, is considered a breach of the law of God. HEDAYAH, vol.
iv. p. 91. Any one that shall be invited to a dinner, and does
not accept the invitation, disobeys God, and his messenger: and
any one who comes uninvited, you may say is a thief, and returns a
plunderer.-Mischat ul Mesabih. It was probably considered in this
light among all the oriental nations. This observation is
necessary, in order to point out more forcibly the iniquity of the
refusal mentioned in the text. A man may be said to be worthy of,
or fit for, this marriage feast, when, feeling his wretchedness
and misery, he comes to God in the way appointed, to get an
entrance into the holiest, by the blood of Jesus.