So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

Jodie Niznik

Who is the Greatest? (Meditation on Matthew 18:1-5)

February 27, 2023   ●   17 min

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The disciples had a curious question for Jesus. They wanted to know who was the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.


Jesus gave a surprising answer. He placed a child in front of them and said - become like little children, then you will be great.


It’s one more example of the upside-down kingdom of God. He values the lowly, the small, and those without power. 


Create some space to reflect on this Scripture through the Scripture Experience podcast, then head over to the next episode and listen to the interview with Richard Foster and Brenda Quinn on their journey of discovering and learning about the virtue of humility (podcast release date March 1, 2023)


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*Please note, if you are following along in the guided Lent Journal, this version is different than what is printed in your journal. I made the last-minute change based on my conversation with Richard Foster and Brenda Quin.

Matthew 18:1-5, NRSV

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a child, whom he put among them, 3 and said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.


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A Prayer to Know You Are Enough Because You Are God’s - Your Daily Prayer - May 28

Keep pointing to him with your love in the way the Lord equips you. And know that is enough. You are enough. Simply because… you are his. I hope you will rest your heart and soul with me today in your priceless value and unconditional worth. Rest in the truth that you are enough in him.

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