Thursday, January 14, 2021

Matthew 19 - Part 2


Read Matthew 19

How many times do you wonder if the disciples were the most forgetful people on the planet?  Jesus fed 5000 men plus women and children and when faced with a similar situation, the disciples are at a loss as to how to feed a crowd of 4000.

Jesus had just taught his disciples that in order to enter the kingdom of heaven, they must become like a child.  He illustrated his teaching with a child who was nearby, and yet when Jesus moved on to Judea and the children wanted to come to Jesus, his disciples tried to stop them.

Had they forgotten so easily?

Jesus said let them come.  Do not get in their way. Pay attention.  These children understand the kingdom of heaven better than you.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”


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