So Jesus called a child, had him stand in front of them, and said, “I assure you that unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven. The greatest in the Kingdom of heaven is the one who humbles himself and becomes like this child.”
What childlike quality do you need to recapture? Why?
Humility and Love can make us the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. So how do we achieve these qualities? God provided us with our earthly plan of growth to become mature members of the family of humans in order to give us a living parable of how we can become mature members of His family. We shall look at these parallel growth plans and look at how each relates to the other, and why God did this for us.
Take time to praise God, to count his blessings on you and to affirm your commitment to do what he has already said to do. God has done much for us, and he plans to do even more!
(1 Chronicles 17:19)”it was your will and purpose to do this for me and to show me my future greatness!”
Do you more often ask, or thank, God for things? What does that say about your rapport with Him?
One of the most important lessons Christ modeled for us was that He was a servant. Jesus said of himself, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). There is a special blessing for those who not only agree that humble service is Christ’s way but do it. Christ demonstrated the freedom with which he served in John 13:
(John 13:3-5)”Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he went up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin, and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him”
How will You put Jesus’ teaching into practice at home, work, or church this week?