THE PARABLE OF THE GUESTS
Luke 14.7. So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them:
8 “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him;
9 “and he who invited you and him come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place.
10 “But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.’ Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you.
11 “For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
The higher something is, the lower it falls. So too, the loftiest revelations are to be found in the lowest places.
Therefore, if you find yourself in a place seemingly devoid of anything spiritual—don’t despair. The lower you are, the higher you can reach.
Theology of Judaism at least what we read on Chabad draws closer, to Christ’s teachings, in fact at the time of Jesus jewish teachings were very close to Jesus’ except with the difference that they questioned the Messianic status of Jesus.
The Teachings of Jesus and the Teachings of the Jews in the Time of Christ Respecting the Messiah and His Kingdom Hugh M. Scott
“We come now to our subject proper, and notice first Of all that Jesus taught a new conception of the character of God, which revolutionized all man’s spiritual relations to Jehovah, Some Of the teachers of later Jewish theology, (a) in oppositionto heathenism, and (b) through the deeper study of the Old Testament in the schools of the scribes, had reached a lofty view Of the transcendental and holy character of God.’
This teaching Jesus accepted as the noblest development Of the theology Of the scribes; but he enlarged it so as to make the heavenly Sovereign, of whom Israel spoke as head Of the theocratic kingdom, the divine Parent of all men. He made the Lord of heaven and earth Father (Matt. 11 :25), who reveals the treasures of his grace, not to the wise and prudent but to babes,he put God’s fatherly love at the foundation Of his preaching Of the kingdom. The believer is now a child and his prayer runs: ” Our father.Thy kingdom come.”…..
Scott, Hugh M. The Teachings of Jesus and the Teachings of the Jews in the Time of Christ Respecting the Messiah and His Kingdom Author(s): Hugh M. Scott
Source: The Biblical World, Vol. 1, No. 6 (Jun., 1893), pp. 408-419
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/3135078
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