Luke 14 7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: 8 “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. 9 If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place.10 But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. 11 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
Then there was the famous Bob Uecker quote that he must be seated in the froonnt roow.
Usually we sit in one of the front rows at Church. At Church, it seems that the most coveted seats are in the back. I figure if we don't sit in the front, the congregation would be further and further back in the Church. I was thinking that maybe they were following the Lord's advise in the above Bible passages or maybe they are trying to get further away from the Pastor so they can sleep easier! Whereas, I think maybe we are taking the less popular seats.