September 29th

Crown_thornsMATTHEW 18

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

SCRIPTURE

v4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

OBSERVATION

There is so much in this passage. The teaching of Jesus is wonderfully suited to all ages and the language is all-inclusive. In this section we are brought up short by Jesus turning accepted norms of greatness and humility on their head. Have you ever stopped to think what this Kingdom looks like? There is a promise of our taking a place in this Kingdom because the King has welcomed us!

APPLICATION

It is central to the message of Jesus that we must be humble in our words and actions and without any inflated ideas of our own wisdom or importance.

PRAYER

Lord Jesus, thank You that you are the humble King. Please help me to learn what it means to try to follow You in all circumstances of my life. Amen