Luke 18:16-17 – As a Little Child

Luke 18:16-17
16
 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

-What does it mean to receive the kingdom of God as a little child?  Think about how a child accepts any new information they are given; they don’t try to rationalize the things they are told or reshape them to fit their own worldview as an adult would.  They either choose to accept something or refuse it.  This is the kind of trust the Lord wants to receive from us.  We don’t need to fit God’s existence into a neat little box in order to accept that He’s there.  We don’t need to feel like a sinner to believe that “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).  You don’t have to know all the books of the Bible or understand the nuances of doctrine; trusting in the Lord is simply of matter of believing that He’ll do what He says He’ll do.  It’s so easy a child can do it.

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