Re:Verse passage – Matthew 18:1-4 (day four)
The disciples, like us, were trying to superimpose their understanding of how things work here on earth with how things will be in heaven. On earth, we tend to always seek something better. If we can get more possessions, or more power, or more influence, we can get greater status or authority…it is a constant drive in life to yearn for more. In our passage, the disciples are asking Jesus what they need to do to get ahead in heaven.
Contentment is sometimes an elusive character quality. To be satisfied with what God has provided, rather than always seeking more, is known as humility. To see life through the humble eyes of a child, allows us to approach God in a heart attitude that sees Him for who He really is…Almighty God! Isn’t it just backward to our thinking that the more we do to impress God does not get us more. The more we rest in God and are steadfast in our seeking Him, the more pleasing we are in our faith!