FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
THE GREATEST IN THE KINGDOM
December 11, 2014
Today’s gospel: Matthew 11:11-15
“Amen, I say to you, among those born of women there has been none greater than John the Baptist” (v.11a). John’s greatness lies in his task of announcing the imminence of the Kingdom and preparing the world for the coming of Jesus the Messiah. But Jesus goes on, “yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” (v.11b). To actually be in the Kingdom, that is, for all of us (much less worthy than John the Baptist), is such a great privilege that the least among us is greater than he.
But there is an even greater situation and privilege for us. We are not only in the Kingdom of God today, but we have been tasked with helping prepare the world for the second coming of Jesus. We are to proclaim the good news of salvation in Jesus. We are to help prepare people for heaven. We are not only greater than John, but we are called to do the same great task that John did.
There is no greater work. “Whoever has ears ought to hear.” (v.15).
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