Friend, Go Up Higher

I visited a church at the request of a friend. When I got there, I sat down in the back. 

Another person that I knew, saw me, came over, and hugged me.  “Do you want to come sit up front next to me?”

I declined, but it quickly reminded me of the scripture Luke 14: 10 which reads, “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.”