"He called a little child and had him stand among them. And He said, 'I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.'" NIV
"And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 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.'" KJV
Some of us have come to believe that gaining knowledge of God and studying sophisticated theology gets us more spiritually fit and insures our place in the presence of God. How far from the truth this is. Rather, it is simple and pure faith in what the Word of God says and complete abandoned trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Are we like little children? That is what gets us more spiritually fit and get us into the presence of God Almighty.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for losing sight of true and simple faith. While You want us to gain wisdom and knowledge through study of Your Word, we cannot rely on that to purify our faith. Help us to live our faith as little children with pure and simple abandon so that You will be glorified. In Jesus' name, Amen.
A concise daily devotional developed to
encourage reading and understanding of God's Word.