11/29/1998 11:00 AM
"Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" People like to be the greatest. Jesus called the little child. Be converted and as a little child because otherwise you won't even be in it. To find greatness find the place of humility.
"Which of us is going to be the greatest?" Jesus was teaching a lesson on humility. What kind of reception do you have for other people? How you answer this question will tell you how much humility you have.
Colossians 2:18, 19
"Voluntary humility"... faking humility... fishing for compliments. Humility is how we treat others, not how they view us.
If God can respect the lowly we should also be able to. "High-society" people are just normal folks like the rest of us.
Showing how people could go about working for God. Did you help the needy? Were you concerned about those who were worse off than you? or are you trying to get to the top? Even a glass of cold water...
Live the Christian life as God would have you live it. Be given to hospitality. Humility and hospitality are needed. Make people feel welcome. It's an attitude of our heart. Don't have such a high opinion of yourself that you can't help the lowly one.