The Least Important Place

In the early moments of the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, some onlookers suddenly realized that the TV shot of the podium included them. For the next hours we were treated to world leader speeches with a background of frantically waving, newly discovered ‘TV stars.’ Eventually, those wavers were removed.

"Hey Ma. Look at me I am on TV." Should such a situation ever arise for you, here is the Biblical advice.

When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited.  If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place." (Luke 14:7-9, NIV)

Prayer- Father, should we ever think ourselves more important than another, bring us to our senses before it is too late. Amen.

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