In Matthew 18:1-6, the disciples of Jesus asked Him who among them would be considered the greatest in heaven. Jesus responded in a surprising and humbling way by teaching them about the qualities needed to enter heaven before discussing greatness. To emphasize the importance of sincerity, tenderness of heart, and innocence, Jesus brought a child to stand among them.

As Christians, we should strive to learn from the sincerity and innocence of children. Unlike adults, children do not hold grudges and trust their parents completely. They smile genuinely and speak the truth without diplomacy or cynicism.

Children are often eager to help and complete tasks without pride or superiority. Similarly, Jesus humbled Himself and served as a servant to us rather than a master (Philippians 2:7) and even sacrificed Himself on the cross for our sins.

To become the best version of ourselves with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we must embrace childlike attributes such as selflessness, sincerity, sympathy, straightforwardness, servitude, studiousness, simplicity, and open-mindedness to correction.

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  • Ogunsakin Ademola Johnson
    Posted June 19, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    Absolutely true. We can’t be talking of greatness when we are yet to have basic requirements of getting to heaven first. Humility is key to our relationship with Him. We can’t learn if we are not humble. May the Lord help us to be like the little ones in their innocence and humble character.

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