Bible: Luke 14:7-11

On Seeking Seats of Honor

14:7 Then 1  when Jesus 2  noticed how the guests 3  chose the places of honor, 4  he told them a parable. He said to them, 14:8 When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, 5  do not take 6  the place of honor, because a person more distinguished than you may have been invited by your host. 7  14:9 So 8  the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this man your place.’ Then, ashamed, 9  you will begin to move to the least important 10  place. 14:10 But when you are invited, go and take the least important place, so that when your host 11  approaches he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up here to a better place.’ 12  Then you will be honored in the presence of all who share the meal with you. 14:11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but 13  the one who humbles 14  himself will be exalted.”

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