10/11/19: 1 Thessalonians 4:1 – 5:3; Psalm 81:1-16; Proverbs 25:6-8
Another of the Biblical concepts I teach during management training classes is the importance of maintaining humility even when you are in “charge.” And I use the following examples from scripture:
Proverbs 25: 6 Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence,
and do not claim a place among his great men;
7 it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,”
than for him to humiliate you before his nobles.
Do these verses sound familiar — how about the words of our Lord from Luke 14?
Luke 14: 8 “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. 9 If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. 10 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 the other guests. 11 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”