Come as a Child
Jesus called a little child to Him, and set him in the midst of them and said, “Truly I say to you, except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:2-4). “Whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant” (Matthew 20:26). “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes...” (Luke 10:21). For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called: but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yes, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are: that no flesh should glory in His presence (I Corinthians 1:26-29). “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:3, 5). Though the Lord be high, yet He has respect to the lowly (Psalm 138:6). The Lord lifts up the meek (Psalm 147:6). He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree (Luke 1:52). When men are cast down, then Thou shall say, ‘There is lifting up,’ and He shall save the humble person (Job 22:29). The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 29:19). He will beautify the meek with salvation (Psalm 149:4). “I will dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones” (Isaiah 57:15). Do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not. (Jeremiah 45:5). Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross (Philippians 2:5-8). For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time; casting all your care upon Him; for He cares for you (I Peter 5:5-7). Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty: neither do i exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Surely i have behaved and quieted myself as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child (Psalm131:1,2). “If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (II Chronicles 7:14).