Why Do We Want to Be the Greatest?

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Matthew 18 today.
The apostles asked a question, which many of us want to ask. They asked the Lord, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” (Matthew 18:1). Why do we want to be the greatest? We want to live in the greatest nation. We want to follow the greatest sports team. We want our families to be the greatest.
The apostles were in privileged positions. They knew that they had high standings in the Kingdom of Heaven, but they wanted to know just who would be the greatest. Jesus did not necessarily rebuke the need to be a part of something great, but He showed that the way to greatness was something that they had not thought about. Be converted and become as little children, then, He said, you can be great.
What can you do today to be as a little child?

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