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How low can you go?
Pastor Matt Ewart
by Pastor Matt Ewart
March 17, 2024

It must be nice to be an important person. People praise you. Servants serve you. All in all, life is good when you are important.

The Bible records more than one time when Jesus’ disciples were arguing over which of them was most important. One day Jesus gave them a very simple way to become important. But what he told them shocked them: “Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:4).

In those days, children were taught to lay low and keep humble. They didn’t think they were anyone. They saw themselves as small because … they were small. That’s how all of us enter the world. Small.

Sometime in the process of becoming an adult, we start believing we are bigger than we really are. Maybe it starts by seeing success glamorized in the news. Or maybe it starts when we compare ourselves to others and envy kicks in. It doesn’t take very long until we all reach our own idea of what it’ll take to reach great heights of importance.

It’s good to let Jesus reset that idea regularly. He is important, but his importance does not stem from his awe-inspiring divine powers. It stems from his love that led him to become like a child, making himself nothing, and humbling himself for us.

He invites you to do the same. The way his kingdom works, importance is measured by whom you serve and how low you can go.

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