THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST

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Daily Prayer for February 28th, 2019    

Good morning God—thank You! :o)

It seems that whoever is first would deserve to be front in line, but Your thoughts are direct oppositions to the way of the world, which is why Your love teaches us to put others before ourselves. Perhaps Jesus said, “many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first” because this parable pertains to Your Kingdom. The last or the least will be the first and the greatest in the kingdom. Father, help me to be humble, and subservient to others in honor of Your name. Amen.

Matthew 20:16 English Standard Version (ESV)

16 So the last will be first, and the first last.”

Mark 9:35 English Standard Version (ESV)

35 And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”

Luke 14:1-11 English Standard Version (ESV)

Healing of a Man on the Sabbath

14 One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. And Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” But they remained silent. Then he took him and healed him and sent him away. And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?” And they could not reply to these things.

The Parable of the Wedding Feast

Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place.10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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