Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Greatness in the kingdom of heaven will not be found in prestige, power, money, or fame. Many of the kingdom’s citizens labor in anonymity. Instead, it is found in teaching and practicing the truth of God’s Word.
Jesus warns that those who lead people astray from the God’s truth would be considered the least in the kingdom. We know that false shepherds and teachers are prophesied and predicted in the Holy Scriptures. We ought to be on the lookout for these unsavory tares to appear among the wheat.
Those who teach and live the Word of God will be blessed for their efforts and pursuits. The blessing may not be of a material nature and that is okay. The greatest blessings are spiritual anyway.
We are called to teach and live the Word of God. This command is not only for preachers or Bible teachers. God has placed people in our lives that we can influence with the gospel message. A parent, a friend, and an employee can be used by Christ to tell others about Jesus and give an example of what it truly means to be a Christian.
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