Welcome to our online Bible study on Luke!
Read: Luke 14:1-24
Jesus noticed the way certain folks pushed to be at the head of the crowd, how they wanted the best seats at the banquet.
He also noticed the way the hosts only invited those who could repay them in some way. Perhaps with a return invite to another occasion.
I don’t do banquets. Being an introvert, having that many people in my house would cause me to sneak out the back door. But do I invite those who can’t repay me in other ways? Do I invite people to church? Do I invite myself to help with driving people to appointments, or by giving clothes or money or my time?
Or am I also one of the ones trying to get to the head of the class?
Are the marks and the grades as important as what I learn and how I help people through what I learn?
This reminds of how Jesus said in the previous chapter that “the first shall be last and the last shall be first.”
The real place of honor isn’t at the front table.
The real place of honor isn’t with the popular people.
The real place of honor isn’t with a certain title after my name.
The real place of honor may not be seen by others at all. The real place of honor is when we stand before our Maker — the Creator of heaven and earth — and we hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
How are we doing being a servant to others today?