If you think you are the greatest, it’s a sure sign that you are not!

BibleGateway: Luke 9:46-48

ESV Text: Luke 9:46-48

Luke 9:46–48 (Listen)

Who Is the Greatest?

46 An argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest. 47 But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put him by his side 48 and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For he who is least among you all is the one who is great.”


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 9
46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest. 47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him, 48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 318:
Before Thee, God, Who Knowest All

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Before Thee, God, who knowest all, 
With grief and shame I prostrate fall. 
I see my sins against Thee, Lord, 
The sins of thought, of deed, and word. 
They press me sore; I cry to Thee: 
O God, be merciful to me! 

2. O Lord, my God, to Thee I pray: 
Oh, cast me not in wrath away! 
Let Thy good Spirit ne’er depart, 
But let Him draw to Thee my heart 
That truly penitent I be: 
O God, be merciful to me! 

3. O Jesus, let Thy precious blood 
Be to my soul a cleansing flood. 
Turn not, O Lord, Thy guest away, 
But grant that justified I may 
Go to my house at peace with Thee: 
O God, be merciful to me!