Disclaimer: About This Blog

THIS BLOG IS: my personal journey of how I am rethinking some of my spiritual beliefs.
THIS BLOG IS NOT: intended to point fingers at people who I think are wrong.
I do not believe the final judgement will be based on how many correct answers we get on a theology exam. I believe many people throughout history have had genuine relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, despite holding questionable beliefs and practices. I make no claim to having it all figured out or being your judge. If we end up disagreeing over these topics I pray we can find a way to demonstrate grace.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Greatest in the Kingdom

We all know who the greatest in kingdom of heaven is right?
  • Those who study the truths of Scripture the most
  • Those who read the most Christian books
  • Those who spend the most time at Church meetings
  • Those who are role models in the community
  • The ones who give the most
  • The ones who lead the most
  • The ones whose lives appear to have it all together
  • Writers of popular Christian books
  • Popular Christian musicians
  • Successful Christian leaders
Just think for a moment about the characteristics we promote in Christianity. Who else should be on this list?

Then consider what Jesus says here:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matt 5:3 NIV)

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matt 5:10 NIV)

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (Matt 18:3-4 NIV)

All I can say is Jesus has some weird upside-down concepts for His kingdom.

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