...there are those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be last

Luke 13:30
Luke 13:22-30

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God’s ways are not our ways. God’s thoughts are not our thoughts:

As high as the Heavens are above the earth, so high are My ways above your ways, and My thoughts above your thoughts.

Thus says the Lord in the Old Testament Book of Isaiah (Is. 55:9). The truth of this Divine statement is nowhere more apparent than in today’s Gospel Lesson in which Jesus says, “Yes, there are those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be last” (Lk. 13:30).

This is one of those Biblical texts in common usage, but on a superficial level. It is quoted more as a popular maxim than as serious Biblical instruction. We hear it repeated frivolously in the manner of “Too many hands spoil the soup” or “Look before you leap.” The trouble with popular maxims is that often they are contradictory. For example, “Too many hands spoil the soup” can be countered by “Many hands make light…

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