Greatness in the Kingdom
Greatness in the world’s eyes is often characterized by confidence and accomplishment; greatness in Jesus’ eyes is characterized differently. Jesus offers a child as the example of greatness in God’s kingdom. Humility allows us to respond to Jesus’ call to servant leadership and allows Him the freedom to place us and use us as He desires. Are you humbly depending on Jesus to use you today?
About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?” Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.”—Matthew 18:1-4
Written by Karen McGuire