Luke 18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
Babies are so cute. One of the joys of Grand parenting is that you get to love on those grandchildren, spoiling them rotten, and then send them home with their parents. Observed closely, you will see several common traits in small children. For example, if an adult shows a child some attention, they will come to you and are excited to be around you. They love to have your attention. They are also expecting you to be happy and playful. Babies want to be around joyful people.
Little children are also coming to you dependent on and desiring your care for them. Small children will do almost anything they are asked to do by someone bigger than they are. Adults tell them things like, “Jump off the counter, I will catch you!” What do they do? They jump! Why? Because they trust completely in your ability to catch them and believe you will. They are obedient without question.
Children are also imitators. Have you ever seen someone trying to work on something with small children around? The next thing you know the child is right there trying to do it to, asking that age-old question planted in the heart of every child. “WHY?” Why is this and why is that? Why do they ask why so much? Because they have come to you expecting to learn and wanting your help.
This is probably just scratching the surface of what Jesus was talking about when He said we as adults must come as little children.
We must come to the cross believing and trusting. We should run to Jesus excited, happy, and wanting to be in His presence. We need to realize our dependence on Him and that He will take care of us. We should be always asking Him why, how, and what. Ever seeking the answers, He has written for us in His Word. We should want to be around Him and desire to help do what He is doing. Simply stated, we should come to Him as little children.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Isaiah 31-33 / Psalm 51 / Proverbs 26 / Luke 18
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Psa. 90-96 / Rom. 15
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