Luke 7:10 – Lowest Place

Today’s Readings: Josh 3:1‐4:24, Luke 14:7‐35, Ps 80:1‐19, Prov 12:27‐28

Luke 7:10-11 “But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Observations: The parable of the seating at the wedding feast seems very tangible.  After the first read this morning, in my pride I was excited to choose the lowest places today and receive the benefit of being exalted.  However, the verses that follow encourage us to serve those who cannot repay us.    After further reading into the passage, I see the context of the kingdom of God.  I believe the reward of being exalted for humbling ourselves is not being promised until our eternal “host comes.”

Application Prayer: Lord, give me kingdom motivation and the strength to humble myself.

What are a few ways through which you have chosen the lowest place?


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