Jesus went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat on the sabbath day.

Luke 14:7-11

He noticed how the invited guests chose the highest rooms, the places of honor.

Jesus told them a parable.

When you are invited to a wedding by any man, do not sit down in the highest room; lest a more honorable man than you has been invited;

And he that invited you comes and says to you, Give this man your place; and you begin to take the lowest room with shame.

But when you are invited to the wedding, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he who invited you comes, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher: then you shall be honored in the presence of all them that sit with you.

Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.