Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Except Ye Become As A Little Child...

Mark 9:36-37
And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, "Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me."

Mark 10:15 KJV
"Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein."

Matthew 18:3-6 KJV
And said, "Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  And whoso shall receive such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."

Luke 18:15-17
And they brought unto him infants also, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 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 heaven. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein."
If Jesus told us this many times to become as little children...and bring our children unto Him...we had better listen...don't you think. I'd think it would be so much better than having a millstone hanged about my neck and being drowned in the depths of the sea!

Oh God open my eyes to thy word, help me to open my heart to thy spirit...that I may become as a little child, willing to be open to instruction...pliable in thine hands and stand before thee without guile. Teach me to trust thee implicitly and not become entangled in my own web of doubts and confusion, but humbly follow and obey thee without question...that "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you (ME) will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:6
P.S. Kadence...Queen of the Sock Monkies!

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