May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

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On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully. 

He told a parable to those who had been invited, noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table. “When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not recline at table in the place of honor. A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by him, and the host who invited both of you may approach you and say, ‘Give your place to this man,’ and then you would proceed with embarrassment to take the lowest place. Rather, when you are invited,  go and take the lowest place so that when the host comes to you he may say, ‘My friend, move up to a higher position.’ Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” 

How is your humility? Do you put others before yourself or do you put yourself above others? When we allow ourselves to put others first, we become more like Jesus. The place of honor is for those who are chosen, it is not something we choose for ourselves. Humble yourself before God, you will be exalted in Heaven. 

Prayer; Heavenly Father, grant that I may always humble myself before you, I seek your glory in Heaven. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen. 

The Lord will not abandon his people.

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