09 Oct Luke 14:7-14
in Reading Strategy
7 When Jesus noticed that all who had come to the dinner have been attempting to sit in the seats of honor close to the head of the table, he gave them this assistance: eight “When you are invited to a wedding feast, do not sit in the seat of honor. What if somebody who is additional distinguished than you has also been invited? 9 The host will come and say, ‘Give this particular person your seat.’ Then you will be embarrassed, and you will have to take what ever seat is left at the foot of the table!
10 “Instead, take the lowest spot at the foot of the table. Then when your host sees you, he will come and say, ‘Friend, we have a greater spot for you!’ Then you will be honored in front of all the other guests. 11 For these who exalt themselves will be humbled, and these who humble themselves will be exalted.”
12 Then he turned to his host. “When you place on a luncheon or a banquet,” he mentioned, “don’t invite your close friends, brothers, relatives, and wealthy neighbors. For they will invite you back, and that will be your only reward. 13 As an alternative, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. 14 Then at the resurrection of the righteous, God will reward you for inviting these who could not repay you.”