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13 Apr 2019 11:26 PM  
Parable #26 — Luke 14:7-14 — Lowest Seat at a 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 man 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 your fellow guests.

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not
invite your friends, your brothers or 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.”

Parable #27 — Luke 14:15-24 — The Great Banquet

When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed
is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.”
Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many
guests.

At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been
invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’
“But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought
a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’
“Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to
try them out. Please excuse me.’

“Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’
“The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of
the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets
and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’
“ ‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still
room.’

“Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and
make them come in, so that my house will be full. I tell you, not one of those
men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.’
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