"But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he 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." Luke 14:10
AS MEN OF HONOR:
There are many people that desire to be on the top of the ladder, so to speak, always striving to excel. There is nothing wrong with self-improvement and desiring a better life, but often the method of improving and getting to the top has been attempted in ways that oppose God's way, and suddenly they fall to the bottom, as it is written,
"For whosoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted." Luke 14:11
Herein is the "What goes up must come down" thinking, however God teaches us that if we do things his way, taking the lower room or the lower seat, being then humble and faithful, we will soon be rising to the top and not asked to move down.
WHEN GOD LIFTS US UP…
"What goes up must stay up!" Friends we are on our way up! Never to be asked to go down again! Let us stay humble and faithful before all men walking in love,
"Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children: And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savor." Ephesians 5:1, 2 Love will take us to the top! With Jesus and heaven being our last stop!
WHEN YOU HUMBLE YOURSELF YE SHALL BE EXALTED!