Who is the greatest

Today there is a constant war to be at the top, to be recognized, to be the greatest, the most influential in society and this not only stands out in the secular world, but we also see it in the church. And this attempt to be the greatest has done a great evil in every sense of the word, since it makes us look like people who only care about ourselves and that what we do is for our own glory, and it should not be like that , everything we do must be solely and exclusively for the glory of His Name.

On one occasion the disciples came to Jesus with the question: Who is the greatest? Jesus’ response can be interpreted as “being humble, not looking for your own”:

1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:1-3

After the disciples had asked this question, Jesus chose a child and put him in their midst, and told them that if they did not turn around and act like children they would not enter the kingdom of heaven. Why as children? A child has completely different thoughts than an adult, his mind is cleaner, and that is why Paul says that we are like children in regard to malice (1 Corinthians 14:20).

The proof that we have really been born again and that we are like children in terms of malice means that we do not seek our own good, but that we seek to give glory to God with all that we are and love our neighbor as ourselves.

Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

Matthew 18:4-5

That is the greatest friend, the one who humbles himself like a child. And remember: “God looks at the haughty from far and the humble up close.”

14 thoughts on “Who is the greatest

  • March 14, 2019 at 5:05 am
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    Such a blessing reading, ooh God may you give us grace to resemble children so that we may be great before you

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  • March 14, 2019 at 5:18 am
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    A child mind is what God wants us to have inorder to be considered blessed.God has a purpose for everyone unless you turn back to Him by understand Him more.
    We have a chance as human beings to be blessed by our father.
    Thanks for the daily motivation and be blessed

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  • March 14, 2019 at 7:48 am
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    “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”. Matthew 18:4

    When reading these verses of the Gospel, I have always thought that I was not interested in been the greatest anywhere.

    Why? I think that, as far as I am concerned, I would be glad if I am in the presence of the Lord even if I was in a corner of the place where the Lord Jesus met his people.

    What is my goal in this life?
    To please the Lord and to strive to make His Will serving Him, looking for the welfare of those who are near me, my carnal family and brothers in the faith here, and in the World, according to the grace and power of the Holy Spirit.

    I’m interested in the salvation of those who are called, wishing them to be added to the Church of Jesus Christ.

    I’m a servant, I want to serve the Lord waiting for Him until the last day of my life here.

    If I have some gift, I want the Lord to make use of it.

    We must not forget that the Lord Jesus wants us to be like children. We must think about what the apostle Paul advices us:

    “For who makes you to differ from another? and what have you that did not receive? now if you did receive it, why do you glory, as if you had not received it. 1 Corinthians 4:7

    May the Lord God be always glorified.

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  • March 14, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    AMEN and Thank you Jesus for Grace and Mercy. I Love the Lord

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  • March 14, 2019 at 11:48 am
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    Amen ,praise the Lord always. I love the Lord with all my heart and soul. With out him I am nothing amen.thank you Jesus. Amen,give him praise and glory always.

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  • March 14, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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    THANK YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST FOR GIVING ME ANOTHER DAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR TEACHING OF THE HOLY BIBLE THANK YOU FOR SAVING ME AND FORGIVING ME OF MY SINS I COULDN’T MAKE IT THROUGH EACH DAY WITHOUT YOU JESUS I GIVE YOU ALL THE HONOR AND PRAISE AND GLORY I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST AMEN AND AMEN.

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  • March 14, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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    Thanks thekingjesus your word is to very just for neighbord because malice not take it me because my soul in rest Lord Yawheh sebaoth more nothing pain over on me.my heart very happy is upon so top Sadday and the devil not is.

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    • March 14, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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      Marcelo, you say:
      “my heart very happy is upon so top Sadday and the devil not is.”

      It is very nice to read your words. I wish you be a wise follower of the beloved Son of God. The apostle Peter tell us:
      “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour”. 1 Peter 5:8

      Let the Lord Jesus Christ protect you from the Devil.

      It is good for our soul pray and take care to don’t fall in temptation. Devil is allways around the fervent people of God to master them. Apostle Paul says:
      “Why let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.”
      1 Corinthians 10:12

      I beg the Lord Jesus Christ look after you.

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  • March 14, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    Amen glory be to God.

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  • March 15, 2019 at 3:41 am
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    Thank you Father for Your son Jesus. AMEN

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  • August 29, 2020 at 11:44 am
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    Thank you Jesus. I love you Lord. AMEN. AMEN.

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