Sunday, January 17, 2010


In Matthew 18.1-4, I don't think Jesus was teaching to enter the Kingdom of God one must have the innocence of a child. Children are not innocent in the sense that they are not affected by the power of sin. Instead, I speculate that because children were to be both unseen and unheard in formal gatherings, His implication was we should not seek status. Additionally children are dependent on their parents.

It seems to me Jesus, given the context of addressing the disciples' desire for greatness, was instructing to not seek to be the center and to rely fully on God to do the exalting (rather than through their own strength or wisdom).

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