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when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto
them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in
the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of
him; And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this
man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. 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. Then said he also to
him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not
thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich
neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be
made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the
maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they
cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the
resurrection of the just. (Luke 14:7-14 KJV)

There were those of the Pharisees who always sought the chief seats, at both the
Synagogues and the feasts. There are those who seek the chief seats in society
and the church. They needed to learn humility.

Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying, The
scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: All therefore
whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye
after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy
burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders;
but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad
their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
{phylacteries: pieces of parchment containing sentences of the law}
And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the
synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men,
Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master,
even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father
upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be
ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is
greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall
exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself
shall be exalted. (Matthew 23:1-12 KJV)

And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which
love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces,
And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at
feasts: Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long
prayers: these shall receive greater damnation. (Mark 12:38-40 KJV)

Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples,
Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love
greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues,
and the chief rooms at feasts; Which devour widows' houses, and for
a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater
damnation. (Luke 20:45-47 KJV)

Jesus was teaching His disciples the same thing which Solomon is all of his wisdom
had presented.

Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the
place of great men: For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come
up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of
the prince whom thine eyes have seen. (Proverbs 25:6-7 KJV)

The world says walk in pride, but the Lord says walk in humility.

When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is
wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2 KJV)

The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour
is humility. (Proverbs 15:33 KJV)

Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide
the spoil with the proud. (Proverbs 16:19 KJV)

Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is
humility. (Proverbs 18:12 KJV)

By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and
life. (Proverbs 22:4 KJV)

Nothing is more irritating than someone who blows his own horn.

Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger,
and not thine own lips. (Proverbs 27:2 KJV)

The proud man counts his newspaper clippings-the humble his
blessings. –Sheen
If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast
thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth. (Proverbs 30:32 KJV)

A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the
humble in spirit. (Proverbs 29:23 KJV)

Humility like darkness reveals the heavenly lights. –Thoreau

Who do you do good for? Those whom can and will repay you? Or for
those who need it the most? Our good works are not to be done for
the praise of men!

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them:
otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet
before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the
streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you,
They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left
hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in
secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward
thee openly. (Matthew 6:1-4 KJV)

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be
hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on
a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. {a
bushel: the word in the original signifieth a measure containing
about a pint less than a peck} Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is
in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16 KJV)