1) One day Jesus was eating at the house of a prominent Pharisee. He noticed the guests trying to seat themselves at the places of highest honor, perhaps near the head of the table. But, in a parable, Jesus said trying to sit at the place of honor was a bad idea. Why?
Those who sat at places of honor were likely to be targets of robbers.
Those at the places of honor would be asked to pay for the meal.
A guest who takes a seat of honor may have to give up his seat to someone more important.
The host would be angry at someone who presumed to take a place of honor and ask him to leave.