Luke 9:46-48 ” An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside Him. Then He said to them, ‘Whoever welcomes this little child in My Name welcomes Me; and whoever welcomes Me welcomes the One Who sent Me. For he who is least among you all – he is the greatest.’ “

You’d think after this pointed rebuke the disciples would of understood what Jesus was trying to tell them…their petty infighting could never advance the Kingdom of God.   But incredibly we later find them at the Last Supper hashing over the same old nonsense.   For Luke 22:24 says, “Also a dispute arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest.”  I can just see them now, sitting around that table puffing out their chests and extolling their many attributes to each other, while Jesus slowly shook His head in disbelief.  That’s why Jesus had placed a little child in front of them as an object lesson and told them, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, like this child, and a servant of all.”

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