BECOMING LIKE A CHILD
November 9, 2014
Luke 18:15-18 ESV:  Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.  But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.  Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”  And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
Jesus makes it clear, absolutely everyone is invited to draw near to Him, but only those who become like a child will enter His kingdom.
To enjoy Jesus’ kingdom we must become like a child. Completely trusting.
- Children are trusting. But are:
- Unable to think abstractly
- Adults learn to trust. Our trust is rooted in understanding:
- Able to think abstractly
Trust produces a playful, worry-free, happy perspective. For kids. For adults who trust GOD.