“For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” (Luke 14:11, NIV)
Jesus tells us that we ought not exalt ourselves (e. g., seek time in the spotlight). In other words, do not covet a status that is higher, larger, or more powerful, for personal benefit or glorification.
Our ego is fed by such things, but in the context of today’s scripture Jesus challenges us to resist the temptation of self-promotion and self-elevation so common in our society. We should, instead, take our place with the least and the last among us. In God’s time, truly humble individuals are always recognized with a public promotion that no one can take-back or take away. – Luther