Monday, July 8
13 People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them,“Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 After taking them in his arms, he laid his hands on them and blessed them.
Children simply believe what they are told and whatever is most real right in front of them. This makes them prime candidates for the kingdom of God! We must help them believe and encourage faith at a young age. And, we must fight to believe like a child. We too often complicate faith! Simplicity is key. This isn’t to patronize what it means to be a Christian, but rather to encourage us to believe.
How am I overcomplicating what Jesus intended to be simple?
Father, give me the simple faith of a child today. I want to trust You in the most basic of ways to not only take me to heaven but to provide for me today
Pick Four More Activities
Listen and Worship.
Pray a Psalm.
Read a Book.
Retell the Gospel to Yourself.
Take Some Notes on Today's Devotional.
Pray for Yourself, Your Family, Your Church, and the Lost.
Memorize a Verse.
List Five Things You're Thankful For.