Jesus’ disciples had a human side. This became obvious one day when an argument broke out among them over “which of them would be the greatest” (Luke 9:46).
Jesus intervened with a meaningful object lesson. He “took a little child and had him stand beside him”….and said to His disciples—
“Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me;
and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.
For he who is least among you all—he is the greatest.”
Christ’s kingdom is remarkably different than the world’s. Humility is a high virtue in the former. Christ Himself is the Great Model (See Philippians 2:5-11). We are called to join the humble---and be highly honored.
PONDER POINT: In Christ’s kingdom, one steps down to greatness.