Luke 14: 1, 7-14
September 1, 2013
TEXT: "For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who
humble themselves will be exalted"
There is an episode in Luke's Gospel in which someone asks Jesus, "Lord, will those who are saved be few?" (Lk. 13:23). Judging by our own experience, we can almost hear what was going on in the questioner's mind. "Saving me won't be any problem for God. It's easy for God to see I'm on the inside track. I'm one of the good guys. But all those others out there. It's easy to see that not many of them are going to make it. I'll ask Him, 'Lord, will those who are saved be few?'" To which God's answer might well be, "Fewer than you think, 'FOR ALL WHO EXALT THEMSELVES WILL BE HUMBLED" (Lk. 14:11).