Who is the Greatest

Who is the Greatest Ben Juster

I’m competitive. I like to win. Even when playing sports games like “Horse” or family games like “Rumikub” or “Uno”, it never occurs to me to let someone else win because they happen to be younger or less-experienced. And, yes, even my own kids. If they are going to win, they have to earn it. In school, I wanted to be the best. Learning was good, but the pursuit of getting the highest score was a driving motivator. But this competitive personality trait can be a slippery path toward unhealthy attitudes and behaviors.

When the disciples asked Yeshua who was the greatest in the Kingdom, this was how it played out:

At that hour the disciples came to Yeshua, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And He called a child to Himself, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Amen, I tell you, unless you turn and become like children, you  shall never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever then shall humble himself like this child, this one is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (Matt. 18:1-4, TLV)

Read the full article here: September ’22 Issue 13

 

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