This week, we are reading from Luke, chapter 14. Jesus is still with "those Pharisees" and they are watching him closely! Now they're at dinner ... Skip over the healing part, we covered that last week. This time, (see vs. 1, then 7-14), he's directing the seating ... and then the invitations ... offering his biblical world etiquette lessons, if you will. "Don't sit at the honored seat - then you won't be embarrassed! ... And don't invite people who can invite you back - invite those who can't pay you back!"
Just a few questions:
Are these just etiquette lessons, designed to keep us from being embarrassed, or do they say something about life lived in God's way?
How is it that we seek blessings, rather than trying to live our lives as a blessing?
What happens to us when we experience the gracious (and totally undeserved) place of honor from God?
Just some wonderings ...
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