It Takes The Humility of a Child

Scripture: Matthew 18.  

OBSERVATION
(Key verses)

Matthew 18:2-3 (NLT)

2 Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them.

3 Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.”

APPLICATION
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)

In reading this chapter this morning, I was reminded that some things really don’t change a lot. In this story Jesus’ disciples had approached Him with the question of who will be greater in the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus reminded them that they have no room to boast about where they are in life, or in the church or in their Christian walk, but rather it was of super importance that they were humble, forgiving and totally surrendering their lives to the Master. This sounds so much like our world today, and unfortunately sounds a lot like our churches today. We tend to lose the importance of our relationship with God when we are so busy and so caught up in church structure and church business. Ever noticed how concerned little children are about the finer details of church life that we adults become so engrossed in? Jesus said that we need to become like them, in other words humble ourselves and learn how to totally release ourselves to God. I believe that as adults, we must learn all over again how to stay focused on the main thing, our relationship with God and our service to Him, and not allow all the extra circular things of what the church of today has become today, to distract us.

PRAYER
(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)

Lord Jesus, You sacrificed it all for us, yet we get so caught up in our own little world with all of our rules and business structures that we lose sight of the main thing, the reason that we come together, the reason why we joined a church in the first place, the reason why You saved us in the first place, the reason why You left Your living Word for us to follow Your commands and Your example. Please help us to get back on track, renew a right spirit within us and help us to redirect our focus on You so that we may properly pattern our lives after You for maximum impact on our lost world.

 

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Author: Ed Algreen

One of God's kids expressing his understanding of God's Word and sharing how it is affecting his life! May those who read it be blessed, encouraged, and drawn closer to the Lord!

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