Luke 18:16-17 – Faith of a 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 anything.  They don’t apply logic and rationale to the things they encounter 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 prove God’s existence 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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