Joni and Friends Daily Devotional 15th November 2021 | Party Spoiler

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Joni and Friends Daily Devotional 15th November 2021 Joni and Friends Daily Devotional 15th November 2021 | Monday Message

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Topic: Party Spoiler

Scripture: “When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: ‘When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor. But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, “Friend, move up to a better place.” Then you will be honored in the presence of all your fellow guests. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.’” – Luke 14:7-11

Message: Can you imagine that scene? I’m sure that after the Lord spoke, no servant moved, no dish clattered. Silence must have hung over the table as the prominent people nervously tried to hide their embarrassment. Jesus spoiled the party.

There is no room in Scripture for a one-sided view of our Lord. Jesus always oversteps the comfort zones of people. He hits the light switch in stuffy rooms of darkness and evil. He barges into our lives, tearing aside the curtains we’ve tried to pull over secret sins. He heaves his shoulder against the doors we’ve locked to protect private habits from his scrutiny.

Jesus always “talks out of turn,” such as around banquet tables with prominent guests of honor. Always, always he urges some inconvenient, untimely change in people’s lives. And how are we to respond? “He who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Lord, I’m grateful that, when it comes to my sin, you leave no stone unturned. Although it hurts when you expose my impure motives, thoughts and actions, I know that you are bringing my wrongdoing to light so that, with your help, I can change my ways. This is difficult to ask, Lord, but keep elbowing in on my comfort zones until I am the spotless, blameless, pure child you want me to be.

Joni and Friends Daily Devotional 15th November 2021 is taken from Diamonds in the Dust – By Joni Eareckson Tada