For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.
[Gal 3:26 NET]
There is a great deal of struggling for honor and place in this world. Men think if they can get a few million dollars they have reached distinction. Or they think if they can get a high office they have won one of earth’s best prizes.
There are some also who spend their life in trying to get recognition in society. How pitiful all this must appear to those who look down from heaven upon this earth!
Paul shows us here what is really the highest rank to which man can attain. He says, “Ye are all sons of God, through faith, in Christ Jesus.” To be a son of God is immeasurably higher than being in the most aristocratic circles. To be an heir of God is to be infinitely richer than to be the owner of millions.
When the disciples asked who was greatest, they were thinking only of earthly standards. To be like a little child is to be great. To serve others is the heavenliest occupation to which anyone can out his hands. To be Christ–like is glory.