Luke 14:1-14
God persistently calls us away from our attitudes and actions that separate us from being close to God. Jesus gave a lesson in God’s priorities as He went to enter the Pharisee’s home. A man with dropsy, an awful swelling in the body, was there; Jesus looked at him with compassion. Jesus could heal him; however, it was the Sabbath and the Pharisees were watching him closely. Which is valued more? Strictly obeying the Sabbath law, prideful adherence to rules, or healing someone’s suffering? Many times, our lack of humility convinces us we’re too busy to love others, too busy with our own successful pursuits to lower ourselves to give of our time or to give or our resources to serve others. So often we disregard the rest of God’s children and it causes a rift in our relationship with God. Our lack of humility keeps us from valuing other people who aren’t like us! So we exalt ourselves often truly believing we deserve the highest place and we’re so quick to put other people down. “For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” (Vs. 11) Jesus said to take the lowest place and not to put yourself above others, or you’ll end up being taken down a notch. You’ll be eating humble pie at the banquet! Let God do the exalting. God Loves Ya;)

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