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TRAITS OF GREATNESS

June 11, 2016

Most humans love to be acknowledged and praised and many are concerned about their social status in life. These actions are not new for we can read about them in the interaction of Jesus with His disciples in Matthew 18:1-4. It reads, “At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 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. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” In the text Jesus used the opportunity to share a valuable principle with His disciples that also apply to all believers. In the kingdom of heaven worldly prestige, greatness and fame means nothing. What matters in the kingdom is the humble, servant spirit of a believer and Jesus uses a child to illustrate this principle.

Jesus points out that first and foremost a believer’s perception concerning what promotes them in the eyes of God must be right, and if it is not, a change needs to take place.

Young children are not concerned about status; they are not vying for a position. Young children are lovable, innocent, teachable and helpful. These are the characteristics that God wants believers to possess and only when these traits are evident is greatness in the kingdom attainable.

So today, this blog is short, simple and priceless. If you had the wrong idea concerning greatness: change, humble yourself, and learn to be a loving, willing servant.

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