KEY SCRIPTURE: Mark 10:14 KJV “But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.”
In our key scripture, some parents attempted to bring their children to the Lord, so He would touch and bless them, but His disciples rebuked them. Children are seen as the future of today’s adults, yet in many cases, they are not given that recognition. Many times, gospel workers do not take the time to share the gospel with them. It is the adult that we normally look out for. The Lord Jesus saw them as very important since they easily receive the gospel and if they are consistently thought the scriptures, they would easily grow to become stronger committed and useful servants of God.
The Bible teaches in Proverbs 22:6 that train up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old, he would not depart from it. On that particular occasion, the Lord said to His disciples to allow the little children to come to Him. For of such is the kingdom of God. The Lord even added the following “Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” He implied anyone who must be saved must accept the gospel like a little child. The Lord loved them so much and would want Christian leaders to make them one of the priorities of winning them. Most of us church leaders are very guilty in this area of child ministry. We see churches make provisions for adults whiles on many places the children are left with very small facilities.
The devil knowing the great potential of children is doing everything to win them. Presently there are educational materials prepared by satanic-controlled educationists to introduce our children to very dangerous and disturbing sexual education. They are made to learn about the LGBTQ culture. Church of God, let us awake to the times in which we are. The Lord taught that children are the treasure of God. Matt 18:5 KJV” And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.” Considering the preceding scripture, He said if you accept a little child, you have accepted Him, and subsequently you have accepted the Father.
Let’s consider another remark He made about these children. Matt 18:10 KJV “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.” The Lord meant that as feeble as they are they have guardian angels, with them. These angels behold the faces of the Father. Well, this statement also refers to anyone who has a simple trusting heart like a child. They should never be despised.
Last but not the least, when the Lord wanted to teach about humility and the greatest people in the sight of God, He took a little child and used him to illustrate His point. Indeed, children hold a special place in God’s heart, let them be very special to you, and there are special divine favours that would come to you.
Dear heavenly Father, I pray for all Christians to understand the great importance of warmly receiving children, teaching and training them for the future, so they would promote and sustain the course of the gospel.
Prov 22:6 KJV “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Matt 18:4 KJV” Whosoever, therefore, shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”