Proverbs 25:6-14 | Ephesians 4:1-6 | Luke 14:1-11
“Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence” (Old Testament for the week, Prov. 25:6–14). Rather, take the lowest position at the table. Humble yourself before Him. For your place is not for you to take but for Him to give. Conduct yourself with all lowliness and gentleness, bearing with one another in love (Epistle for the week, Eph. 4:1–6), that the King may give you glory in the presence of those at the table with you. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted” (Gospel for the week, Luke 14:1–11). This is the way of Christ, who took the lowest place of our death. Now He is exalted to the highest place at the right hand of the Father. We wait for Him to lift us up in the day of resurrection.