THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
When God is your Father, comprehension is overrated.
OBEDIENCE is the key!
33 And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them,
What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?
34 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among
themselves, who should be the greatest.
35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them,
If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
36 And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had
taken him in his arms, he said unto them,
37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me:
and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
The disciples had been arguing about who would be the greatest among them in heaven.
Most Christians think in terms of how marvelous they will be in heaven!
They think of singing with glorious voices; praising God with glowing oratory;
walking with Jesus in the streets of gold; sitting with Him in the throne.
Those things might all come true.
But first things first!
Jesus provided an example through a small child.
In order to get the little child to come to Him, the child first had to TRUST Him!
AND, the child had to be willing to DO as Jesus instructed!
We must first be CONVERTED, by surrender to Jesus as LORD!
Then we must become as a little child, and be obedient to Christ's will!
Without obedient surrender to Christ there is no salvation!
For Jesus cannot lead those who will not follow!