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.
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.
is no greater work. “Whoever has ears ought to hear.”
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