Thanks for joining us on this journey of building a consistent habit of reading our Bibles every day. The Bible reading plan we are using this year can be found here: One Year Bible or here on the Bible app. As always, if you miss a day, don’t feel compelled to go back and catch up. Just skip it and start back on today’s date. I am reading the NLT this year, but feel free to use whatever version you prefer. Now here are some thoughts from today’s readings:
“Instead, take the lowest place at the foot of the table. Then when your host sees you, he will come and say, ‘Friend, we have a better place for you!’ Then you will be honored in front of all the other guests.
– Luke 14:10
This passage in Luke is something most Christians read over without digesting. We know this because if they did, they would be seriously shocked at what Jesus is sharing. Here Jesus is very literally telling His disciples how to get noticed in front of everyone. Doesn’t that sound counter to Jesus’ normal message we hear about at Church each week?
Weirdly enough, Jesus sums this up as a story about humility. There are many verses that would lead us to believe that glory is not the opposite of humility. Humility is, in fact, the path to being honored. Jesus is not scared of you getting glory. In fact, there are verses that tell us He wants it for you. Jesus is worried that glory will get you. It’s okay to achieve glory in your life as long as you did so through humility and not through convincing people you are worthy of it. Humble yourself and the Lord will lift you up!
How can you be more humble today?