It is essential that we, as believers, try to be humble. It is one thing to seek humility, but something different to remain humble. Many of us can be humble when we have nothing, but when God blesses us, humility is sometimes hard to come by. Entitlement is a word we often hear in our society. It describes people who believe that they are inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment. God owes us nothing; consequently when He blesses us, we should humble ourselves and give Him praise and thanks. In Luke 14:11, we find these words:
“For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
The Master Teacher is giving rules of hospitality to a guest. We should never push or elbow our way in our quest to get ahead. We should stay at the foot of the cross, and the Lord will take us to the front of the line. If we have not already learned how to wait for the Lord to assign us a seat, we can begin today. We should never take a seat without being invited. It is better to wait to be invited to sit, than to be asked to move because we were not invited. Humble yourself!