“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.” (Luke 14:10-11)
My husband and I were at a wedding looking for our nametags. We started at the back tables and moved forward. Not finding our names, we thought the bride forgot us. But soon she came and told us she placed us with the groom’s family. We hadn’t looked in the front of the room. We felt honored.
We are all invited now to the marriage supper of the lamb. It will be held after Jesus comes to earth again to gather his sheep. Many invitations are sent out, but few choose to respond by repenting and wanting Him as their savior. Only those who respond will be immediately invited to heaven. Jesus asks that those who respond should take the lowest place. He says that when we humble ourselves, He will honor us by escorting us to a better place.
God uses the humble. When the humble perform mighty deeds with the power of the Holy Spirit, the credit is given to God. He will be lifted up, and He will lift the humble with Him.
Dearest Heavenly Father, Thank you for Your love and invitation to the marriage supper of the lamb. I pray my family and friends will respond to Your invitation. In Jesus name I pray. Amen