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The desire for greatness!

Scripture reading for March 15th:  Luke 9

Key scriptures for over-comers:  Luke 9:46-48  “An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.  Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside Him.  Then He said to them, “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.””

The image of God in us gives us a desire for being known and achieving greatness.  We know that we have potential and are called to rule.  This desire can be something that leads us to competition and jealousy.  When worked out through the world’s ways it can be very destructive.  But when led by the Spirit, godly people can achieve true greatness through humble service!

Jesus showed His disciples that the way to true greatness was found in kind treatment of children.  The child that Jesus used represented the weak, vulnerable, and impressionable of society.  His disciples were to welcome them and treat them with kindness and compassion.  As they humbly served the least, they would achieve true ‘greatness’ in the eyes of God.

Observations for over-comers:  Beware of jealousy and competing for power or position, even in the church culture. Humbly serve the least and God will exalt you!  “Should you seek great things for yourself?  Seek them not.  For I will bring disaster on all people,” declares the Lord, “but wherever you go I will let you escape with your life.”  (Jeremiah 45:5)

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