Luke 14

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Luke 14 has Jesus again dining at the house of one of the Pharisees.  And they were all watching Him carefully to see how they might trip Him up.  Jesus heals a man with dropsy on that Sabbath day, and of course is accused of violating the law.  But Jesus schools them on what is important, and how they ought to live – not focused on themselves – but on loving those in their patch.  He also teaches on humility: “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted”.  Scripture teaches much about pride and humility.  It is a quality that God desires each of us to have.

Jesus then gets personal with His host, and tells a parable about hospitality.  Jesus saw that His host chose his guests from a sense of exclusion and pride, rather than a general love…

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