Study Lesson about Christ from Matthew 19:13-15
This lesson from Matthew shows that Christ was willing to bless and forgive even the least of the human race – including us!
We see children as precious but the disciples only saw them as an interruption to the work at hand.
Let’s discover more about the teachings of Jesus in this New Testament passage.
The Little Children and Jesus
Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.
But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
After laying His hands on them, He departed from there. – Matthew 19:13-15 NASB
Remember the Song?
“Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red and yellow black and white ..“
Most people who’ve ever been in church as a child (or maybe adult) know the words to this simple song. But, what does it really mean?
Children of Israel
Why did the disciples rebuke the parents for bringing their children to Christ?
I can’t explain the exact reason. But, during the time of Jesus, children were hardly considered human beings.
For example, if a child was of the wrong gender or afflicted at birth the parents would sometimes take them to the deep forest and leave them to die.
This was the society Christ was dealing with.
All are Loved by Christ
Jesus said basically to bring the lowest of the low to Him as the helpless ones will inherit the kingdom of God.
Jesus loves little children because of their innocence and helplessness.
How Do We Approach Jesus?
When our lives are in a shamble, we most likely turn to God. Then we are like the children in the Bible.
Jesus wants us to come to Him as little children to ask for, and receive the gift of eternal life.
Are We Too Smart for God?
One main point to remember is for us not to let “religion” and “knowledge” stand in the way of our humbling ourselves before God and accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
If we are not careful we can actually die from pride. Don’t let pride stand in the way of your abundant life.
Love in Christ
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