I have often heard people say that the last will be first and the first will be last is Jesus’ way of explaining how the meek will inherit the earth and so forth. The humble ones, the little ones, will get the position of power.
That never quite answered the meaning for me. If the last, the meek, become the leaders, the first, then, as the first, they would then become the last!
I read recently a better definition of the first being the last thing. If the first are last and the last are first, basically, that means it’s a tie! How else could you say both things and be consistent?
The point is, God is no respecter of persons, we’re all equally sinful and all believers are equal in Christ. The Great Tie.