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The greatest are those who believe what God says

Consider what Jesus said in Mt 18:4 about being great.

Mt 18:4 "Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."

What does it mean to humble oneself as a child?

Take a little child and show him a spoon and say, "Pancake," and what will the child think the spoon is? He will think that it is a pancake. Now point to yourself, and say, "Doggie," and what will the child think you are? He will think that you are a doggie. A little child will believe anything that an adult will tell it. The child does that because it believes that the adult knows more than itself.

In the same way, to humble oneself before God is to believe whatever God says because one understands that God knows more than himself. A man who believes whatever God says, rather than believe what his own mind says, or what other people say, is a truly humble man.

Moses didn’t have a high opinion of himself. When God told him to set the Israelites free he asked God to send someone else as he believed that he was not fit for the job (Exo 4:10-13).

Ex 4:10 Then Moses said to the LORD, "Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time past, nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue."

Ex 4:13 But he said, "Please, Lord, now send {the message} by whomever You will."

God chooses to send those who don’t think that they are fit because then they depend on Him and He can then unleash His power through them (Zec 4:6).

Zec 4:6 Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts."

We are to build the church by His Spirit, and not by human might and power.

God called Moses the most humble man on earth (during Moses’ time) because Moses did everything exactly as God said he should.

Num 12:3 (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.)

Ex 40:16 Thus Moses did; according to all that the LORD had commanded him, so he did.

Now if you read Ex 40:1-15 you will see the Lord giving Moses very exacting orders. And Moses did them all without questioning God. Yet, consider Ac 7:22.

Ac 7:22 Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.

Moses believed that God knew better than himself, even though Moses was schooled in Egypt (which was the superpower at that time). He probably was an expert in building pyramids (homes for dead Pharoahs) but when God asked him to build the tabernacle (the home of the living King) Moses did not use his pyramid building ideas, but built the tabernacle exactly as God asked him to. As a result, God gave Moses the great honor of giving the Jews the Law.

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