Monday, November 19, 2012

The importance of seating arrangements

I noticed that in Mark 12:35-40 there's some important talk about important seating arrangements, which I don't remember the commentaries especially picking up on:

The teachers of the law forget that Christ is to be seated at the right hand of God the Father (v36).
Jesus has the most important seat in the universe, but the teachers of the law love the most important seats in the synagogue and the places of honour at banquets (v39).
They care about their own honour, not the honour of Jesus.

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