Posts Tagged ‘Self-righteous’

Luke 14:7-11 Reserved Seating

Who sits here in your life?

Who sits here in your life?

We are still with Jesus at the home of one of the Pharisees. He was invited to dinner after the Sabbath service. From our reading yesterday we saw the every Pharisee eye was on Jesus during this dinner, but Jesus’ eyes were also on the Pharisees. He has been watching their behavior and is going to address some of it. I think this is one dinner NO ONE will ever forget.

The Pharisees are at the “top of the food chain” in religious, social and political circles. They are the lawyers, doctors, and the very rich. They are a puffed up bunch. And they don’t hide that fact at all. Jesus has talked about how they put on a show religiously in front of people. They LOVE to be praised. As my mom would say, “Don’t break your arm patting yourself on the back!” These were the men at dinner with Jesus. Read more »