Luke 14:10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
Jesus warned His disciples to never believe that they should be in the better seats. Just take the seat that is least desirable. It is far better to be asked to move up than the other way around.
This is great advice for the missionary as he learns culture.
It is great advice when we visit in the home of anyone, even here in the states.
Be careful to never seek position for yourself. If you remain humble then God will lift you up.