Matthew 22:1 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2 "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, 3 and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. 4 Again he sent other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.' 5 But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, 6 while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. 7 The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9 Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.' 10 And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11 "But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. 12 And he said to him, 'Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the attendants, 'Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' 14 For many are called, but few are chosen."
Jesus told this parable to the Jewish people. He was sent to the lost sheep of the House of Israel (Matthew 15:24). The Jewish people were invited to enter the Kingdom of Heaven by the King of kings (Revelation 19:16), but rejected His invite. They paid no attention to Jesus' call to repent and believe the Gospel because the Kingdom of Heaven was at hand (Matthew 4:17; Mark 1:15). The City of Jerusalem was burned by the Romans in 70 AD as in the parable (Matthew 22:7). The invite to attend the wedding feast was then sent out to those never before invited by the King, the Gentiles. The Gentiles repented of their sin and believed the gospel and will fill the wedding hall.
Some seek to be a part of the wedding feast, but are not allowed to participate and are cast into the outer darkness, a place of eternal torment (Matthew 22:11-13). The one cast out had no wedding clothes. What are the wedding clothes? Revelation 19:6-8 instructs us that the wedding clothes are the righteous deeds of the saints. Those truly saved by grace through faith in response to the call of God to repent and believe the Gospel walk in the good works prepared before hand for them to walk in (Ephesians 2:10). As James teaches us in James 2:17-26, faith without works is dead. Faith without doing the will of God is compared to the faith of demons (James 2:19). Saving faith desires to do God's will. People with saving faith not only call Jesus Lord, but do His will (Matthew 7:21).
Jesus stated many are called, few are chosen (Matthew 22:14). In Matthew 7:13-14 Jesus told us that we are to enter by the narrow gate that leads to life and not the wide gate that leads to destruction. We enter by the narrow gate by repenting of our sin and believing the gospel (Mark 1:15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 10:9). We know we have saving faith by our desire to do God's will, to walk in the good works He has prepared before hand for us to walk in (Ephesians 2:10; James 2:26). Have you responded to the call to repent and believe the gospel? Are you desiring to do God's will? If so, then you are chosen by God. "For many are called, but few are chosen." Matthew 22:14