BITE: Take the Lowly Place…

“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:11 [ESV]

Jesus in this passage gets done telling the followers not to jockey over the best seats in the house. Leave the best seats for those the host has invited to be in seats of prominence. Rather come and sit in the lowest seat and the host may notice and ask you to take one of the better seats.

This is not about taking the lower seat to manipulate the situation, no, it’s a condition of the heart to be humble and see others more highly than yourself.

There are no shortages of situations this can be applied by a follower of Jesus. Am I always taking the lower seat, the last place, the scraps of the buffet? Is my heart constantly looking for the one who needs to be pushed ahead in line by me giving up my spot?

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