To be great in the kingdom is to be the least

With no high opinion of self,

And where meekness and humility

With faith and trust do dwell.

Like a trusting heart of a child

Is where hosts of heaven reign;

It’s where humble saints they worship Him

And God’s glory they sustain.

The trusting heart of a child

Is humble and is meek;

It rests in peace with promises

And God’s provision it will seek.

The greatest in the kingdom

Has not the most accomplished list,

Nor the one with qualifications

But where faith and trust have kissed.

It’s the one with a child’s heart

Who has come to understand,

That all man’s glory is vanity

When self credit is at hand.

A child’s heart is simple

And has a genuine trust within;

Without all the intellectual pride

Or where knowledge puffs up therein.

The greatest in the kingdom

Is the one like a child;

With a sweet and humble heart

And with a love that’s not defiled.

Because ultimately all the glory

Belongs to Jesus Christ our Lord;

The One who died and rose

As we trust in His pure word.

(C) P.B. 2021

“But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”’  Matthew 19:14

“Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.”  Matthew 18:4-5

“Knowledge puffs us, but love edifies.  And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.  But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.”  1 Corinthians 8:1-3

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”  John 1:12