THE GREATEST IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN?

THE GREATEST IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN?

*THE WORD FOR TODAY*

TUESDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK, AUG 14, 2019

” Then Jesus called a little child, set him in front of the disciples, and said, ” I assure you that unless you change and become like little children, you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever makes himself lowly like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven “( MT. 18:2-4).

Humility is one of the true marks of greatness. If you want to know a humble person, give him power or authority. A leader who cannot mentor others, is not a humble leader. A leader who cannot make others leaders, is either power conscious or a proud person.

If anyone deserves to take the people of Israel to the promise land, that person should be Moses. By all qualifications, Moses deserves it, but God said he will not, Joshua will. Am sure a man of humble character like Moses would be happy when he was telling Joshua not to be afraid that the Lord would go ahead of him as he takes the people across the Jordan. Moses mentored Joshua well. It is a sign of humility. Hence, he is one of the greatest. He did not get there, but he laid the foundation and made the job easy for Joshua.

In similar manner, Jesus says in the gospel, if you want to be the greatest, you must be humble like a child. Your position should be a place of service. You must come down from your high mountain and come to the level of those under you. You must not dwell in an unapproachable place.

We are called to be like Jesus in His humility, ” who though being divine in nature, He did not claim equality with God, but emptied Himself, taking on the nature of a servant made in human likeness.” ( Phil 2:6-7).

Those of us who have made ourselves “gods,” should think twice and ask, who do we resemble, Jesus( humility) or Lucifer (pride)?

🙏A humble and a contrite heart, the Lord will not despise ( PS 50:17). Help me to be humble Lord. Amen

GOOD MORNING. DO HAVE A GLORIOUS TUESDAY. SMILE, JESUS LOVES YOU.

BIBLE STUDY. READ AND REFLECT ON ( DEUT 31:1-8, MT. 18:1-5.10-15)

I WILL ALWAYS PRAY FOR YOU.
FR. FRANKLIN NNAMDI

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