Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Kingdom Greatnesss

We measure who is great in many ways. The rich, the powerful, the strong, the good looking, the wise, the talented. But Kingdom Greatness does not come in sophistication, knowledge, maturity, or even through age or the wisdom of age. Jesus measures by a different standard altogether. It is a standard so simple and so easy that even a child could do it. In fact, it is a standard so simple and so easy and so incredibly difficult that only a child can do it.
If you have grown too old to qualify, then you must remember your youth. You must throw aside the trappings of cynicism, doubt, the surety of your reason, the arrogance of your wise attainments and harken back to the time when you simply said, “Yes, Father.” And you meant it with all your heart because you knew that your father was the most wise, most kind, most safe place on all the Earth.

Who are the great ones in Christ’s Kingdom? Just such humble children who come to Him with contrite hearts and put their trust explicitly in Jesus. Trust for forgiveness for sins. Trust for living in righteousness. Trust for every breath. The only hard thing about being great is humility. But you have bowed before the Father, in the name of the Son by the power of the Holy Spirit. Such are great in the Kingdom.

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