Passage: Matthew 18:1-6, Matthew 18:10-14
Verse: In Matthew 18:3 (NIV)
“I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
What is it about being childlike that opens the doors of kingdom of heaven? Young children usually trust their parents. They look up to them and expect them to take care of them, to provide for them, and to meet their needs. Young children want to be accepted, loved, and cared for by their parents. They know they should do the will of their parents… and they know [or learn] there are consequences for not doing so. Do we trust our heavenly Father? Do we believe He loves us and will take care of us?
Often we make things too complicated! Our faith in God, through Jesus Christ, need not be so difficult. May we simply believe in Jesus and what He did for us on the cross. God opens the door and, by His grace, makes it possible for us to believe this Truth. May we accept His free gift of grace… and simply believe. When we see someone who is lost, may we help them find their way to a saving faith in Jesus.