A Child of God
Matthew 18:4 Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
John 1:12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name.
Romans 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.
Jesus says we are to change and become like children. aul says to put an end to childish ways. So, it is a matter of being childlike or childish.
Jesus says, "of such is the Kingdom of Heaven". The faith of a little child in Him is what He wants - in simplicity and trust of a little child is what He asks of us.
God grace us to "let go" of the things that prevent us from coming to You in the simplicity of a little child.
Their minds don't try to figure out why? or what are you doing? They trustingly rest in the arms of the mother. Why not trust God in the same way?
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