Mark 10:14 - 15
ESV - 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.
Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.
It seems to me that the perspective that Jesus is referring to could be summarized as humility, willingness and even active desire to learn or to be instructed (including the possible changing of previous beliefs), and freedom from pretense, prejudice, and obstinacy.
Jesus Blesses Little Children Mark 10:13-16 NKJV 13 Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. 15 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” 16 And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them. Everything that Jesus did and taught was the Father’s will, and was to bring us to our Father in heaven. God the Father is all loving, when we born again from above, we are his little children, though when adults, we think like adults, we try work things out like adults; to coin a phrase, we are our own worst enemy. Blessed assurance and a warning: v15 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” The question we should all ask ourselves is; have we received the Kingdom of God as a little child? To answer that, we must consider it from a little child’s prospective. Do we accept the Kingdom of God, in the same way our little children trust us? A little child accepts what a parent says, without question! They trust their parent credulously, irrefutably, with certainty, and faithfully. Do we, as little children… Proverbs 3:5-7 A little child has what Jesus says we must have, Trust and Faith in the Father; unquestionable trust, unquestionable faith and unquestionable love. 3 John 1:4 Matthew 18:1-3 Matthew 19:4
All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.
A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.