Luke 14:10-11 Greatness Through Service

Luke 14:10-11 (KJV)
But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Is there anyone who doesn’t want promotion? Whether it is an improved situation at home, a better paycheck at work or associations with others of influential stature we all want to improve our circumstances. About the only people who think differently are those who have lost hope that their circumstances can improve.

The question is, how we seek to create this promotion?

  • The thief is merely trying to improve his circumstances
  • The proud and aggressive are doing the same thing
  • The person who cuts off others to get the best parking spot is just trying to improve his own circumstances.

There is another kind of promotion but it can’t be obtained through any of those methods. It is a promotion gained through humility. It is an elevation that happens through humiliation. It is giving place to another and being invited to a higher place than that.

It is greatness through service.

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Luke 14:10-11 Greatness Through Service

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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