In Matthew 18: 10, The Lord tells us not to look down on those little ones. The Lord does not tell this as an advice or a suggestion but he warns us with us.
If we are superior to the others in terms of money, beauty, wealth, health, status etc. it is a blessing from the Lord. For instance if we are doing a particular work that earns us good money, it is given by the Lord. We cannot consider ourselves superior just because we earn more than someone who earns very less – it is the Lord who has given us a five figure business to one person and has kept another person in a poorly earning job.
It is His Will and we cannot question Him on that. Neither can we boast about our position.
If we look down the others then we look down at the Lord because the Lord is the one who has kept everyone in the status where they are!
In Romans 12: 3, the Lord tells us not to think ourselves more highly than we ought. As an example, we read in Genesis 29: 31 Leah was not loved and was looked down by Rachel.
We also read in Philippians 2:3 that we should consider others better than ourselves. In 2 Corinthians 12: 1 Paul points out that he must not go on boasting. In 1 Corinthians 5:6 we read that boasting is not good; which means that it is essentially evil.
In Isaiah 14: 12 – 15 we read the example of the fallen angel who had the thought of ascending to heaven and to sit enthroned on the mount of assembly; if we notice carefully, the fallen angel did not even utter this plan with his words nor did he share this with anyone. The mere boasting thought in his mind resulted in him being brought down to the grave.
To boast is a sin. As we read in 1 Corinthians 5: 6, a little yeast will spoil the whole batch of dough. In Genesis 29: 16, 17 we read that the younger daughter Rachel was lovely and beautiful while Leah had weak eyes. Now since Rachel looked down upon Leah, the Lord saw that and the Lord closed down the path to blessing in the life of Rachel, while Leah was blessed. Rachel also died half way in the journey; she did not reach the destination unlike Leah.
By looking down on someone we actually provoke the Lord to bless that someone at the same time ruining our chances of blessing and our relationship with the Lord.
In 1 Samuel 16: 10, 11, we read that David, the last son of Jesse was not even present (not invited) for the sacrifice ceremony arranged by Samuel. Jesse and his sons were invited for the feast but Jesse did not bring along David.
He was looking after the sheep in the fields. When Samuel looked at Jesse’s sons, the Lord told him not to consider the appearance or the height while choosing the one to anoint as King.
sIn fact, all the other sons of Jesse were fit and some of them were serving in the King’s army which means, they were totally fit and physically strong. While David was looked down and was neglected by his whole family, the Lord chose him!
Each and every one of us have angels to serve us and to represent us in the heaven (Matt. 18: 10) ! If we look down upon someone, their angels will report this to the Lord. And the Lord will take this very seriously and that’s why he warns us.
Luke 18: 9 – the pharisee looked down upon the tax collector. He carried spiritual pride. But God listened to the prayer of the tax collector whom was looked down by the pharisee.
In all these examples we see that Lord accepts, approves and blesses those who were looked down upon by the others. 2 Corinthians 10: 12 – Those who carry pride measure themselves by themselves. The Lord says that they are not wise.
In Revelation 3: 17, we see the example of the church of Laodicea. The people of the church think that they’re rich, wealthy and that they do not need anything else from the others. However the truth is that they’re wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked!
In 1 Corinthians 1: 27, 28, we see that the Lord always chooses the foolish things, weak things, despised things and things that are looked down.
What do you think?