The Wedding Feast 6.14.20
June 14, 2020
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THE WEDDING FEAST
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. But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
(Luke 14:7-14, NIV)
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.
(Philippians 2:3, NLT)
5 TESTS OF HUMILITY
Test #1: How do you get and how does it ?
And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.
(Ephesians 4:26-27, NLT)
Test #2: Do you find it hard to to another person?
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
(Ephesians 5:21, NIV)
Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
(Philippians 2:4, NLT)
Test #3: Do other people think you are a ?
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
(James 1:19, NLT)
Test #4: How well do you to or from another person?
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.
(Proverbs 12:1, NIV)
Test #5: When is the last time you did for who can do for you?
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Philippians 2:5-11, NIV)