You know that there was no prophet like Moses who spoke with the Lord face to face. Yet Jesus said that of all those born of women, there was no one greater than John the Baptist. What made John greater than Moses? John the Baptist also spoke with the Lord face to face, but in his case, it was his cousin Jesus of Nazareth – God Almighty in the flesh! This was one of those statements of Jesus that could not be fully appreciated until His divinity was realized.
How then does Jesus go on to say that he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than John? We who live in the age when Jesus’ divinity has been revealed stand before Him every moment of our lives. We are not restricted to see His face only at certain times as were Moses and John. Rather, we can behold the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ every waking moment. To our God and Savior Jesus Christ be the glory for the unending grace He pours out upon us!