A Short Study of Luke 14:11
“For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”
This is a mystery that natural men do not understand, only those who have been touched first in regeneration by God (1 Corinthians 2:7-14).
In the natural world the way up is up, but in the spiritual world the way up is down.
“He that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”
In the natural world, to live is to live, but in the spiritual world the way to live is to die (Matthew 10:39).
In the natural world men find satisfaction in their own strength, but Paul declared, “When I am weak, then I am strong” (II Corinthians 12:10).
The greatest thing God can do for a person (whatever the cost) is to show him in heart and soul the vanity of all things in this world (Ecclesiastes 1:2; Ecclesiastes 1:14) and to turn his interest, affection, love and concern from the world to Christ (Matthew 5:3-12).
To be full is to be emptied of self, to be wise is to become a fool for Christ’s sake, to be clothed is to be stripped, to receive is to give, to reign is to serve and to be rich is to become poor.
By Henry Mahan