Jesus Loves the
Bible Study Lesson from
is trust? Do we have it?
This Bible study lesson takes
us on a route to why we have problems following
We just can't seen to trust
as little children do.
And they were
bringing children to Him so that He might touch
them; but the disciples rebuked them.
But when Jesus saw this,
He was indignant and said to them, Permit
the children to come to Me; do not hinder them;
for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Truly I say to you,
whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like
a child will not enter it at all.
And He took them in His
arms and began blessing them, laying His hands
on them. - Mark
Come to Christ
It seems that, no matter what
position a person holds, people will criticize
It was no different with
Jesus; even the chosen disciples sometimes
second-guessed what Christ was doing.
When we think of children we
have positive thoughts of those cute little
toddlers who are really precious, don't
It was different in Jesus'
In the days of the New
Testament, children were not very high in status -
in fact, they were pretty much considered worthless
until they were old enough to work the fields or
take care of the livestock.
So, the disciples could not
understand why Jesus would "waste His time" with
these lowly human beings.
We see the same criticism
throughout Jesus' ministry in that He always seemed
to be "hanging out" with the wrong
Who should Jesus be spending
Let's name a few (in the eyes
of followers and disciples):
and other religious leaders.
Certainly not tax collectors
(Matthew was one), sinners or children!
They felt that Jesus could
raise His status by talking with, and being seen
with this "better class" of people.
But, does Jesus really need
to improve His position?
Trust - a word we sometimes
leave out when it comes to following
Why? Because we are too
caught up in trying to understand the intellect of
Not so with children. They
just need love and attention from someone they
trust. That's all!
Jesus said we should come to
Him as children; not to gain the knowledge of the
universe but to follow Him with the wide-eyed trust
that little children possess.
In closing, just the other
day my brother said to me he would like to get back
the point of faith and trust he had when he was
baptized at 12 years old.
His words came back to me as
I began writing this and they are true for most of
us in our walk with God.
Let's not try to make
trusting in Christ so complicated. Remember,
"Jesus loves the little
Love in Christ
If you would like to discover
how to receive the love and life-changing
experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to
Read Today's Verses
American Standard Bible
King James Version
Verses about Jesus and the little children
are from New American Standard Bible & New King
James Version - Lessons from Life Application Study
Bible: NIV - Passage above credited to Lockman