In Matthew 18:3, Jesus says, “Except ye be converted and become as little children ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” I have always understood this scripture to mean that we need to have faith like a child- a simple blind trust. That is true, but the Lord has recently shown me that becoming as a little child isn’t about faith as much as it is about humility. In fact, when we read further, Christ says, “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” In reality, God isn’t impressed with what we do, how many people we get saved, or even the number of years we’ve served him, as much as he is impressed with humility.
Are you a humble servant of Christ? Or do you pride yourself on your abilities, spirituality, or other qualities? Christ promises greatness and exaltation to those who humble themselves. Will you be willing to live in obscurity for Christ, to do a thankless job, and to have no recognition? The kingdom of heaven has positions of greatness open for those who do. Your service for Christ that goes unrecognized here, will not go unnoticed in the sight of God or in His kingdom.
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time.”
1 Peter 5:6