And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein. Luke 18:15-17.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said if there is anyone who wants to want to make it to heaven; he must receive the kingdom of God as a little child. And what does he really mean by saying this?
What our Lord Jesus Christ is saying here does not really mean that if you are not a child you can’t be in the kingdom of God, NO. What he’s only saying here is that there are some qualities in children that you must possess in order to receive the kingdom of God. You must sometimes in life act and behave like them.
In order to receive the kingdom of God as a little child, here are 10 Qualities of Children that you must possess:
- They forgive easily.
When you study children, you’ll notice that they don’t find it hard to forgive. As little as they are, if they have any disagreement between themselves, almost immediately they will come back playing together again as if nothing ever happened. They forgive and forget easily. Unlike adult, who hold the pain and grudges till eternity?
- They have faith.
One thing about children is that they never lack. They don’t think of what they will eat or put on. They believe everything is available for them anytime they need it. They know their parents will cater for their needs. Even at midnight, when they go hungry or need anything, they know they will have it. That’s why God want us also to depend on him totally and have faith in him as children depend on their parents for their well being. Don’t ever think God is not interested and concerned about your welfare, of course he is, but you have to have faith and depend on him totally like children to parents.
- They never worry
children don’t have time to worry, they just don’t know how to worry because they always busy in one activity or the other, if they are not playing, they will be eating or even sleeping. They are too busy to worry about things. Anytime they need help, they will just make a sound and their needs will be met immediately. And that what God expects from us too. He wants to be behave like them, never to worry about anything at all.
- They don’t keep malice
children don’t keep malice; they just enjoy the company of one another anytime they are together. They see things differently the way adult sees it. This is also one of the reason you must receive the kingdom of God as a little child.
- They don’t lie
you’ll only be wasting your time if you teach children how to lie. Because they just don’t know how to do it. They’ll always speak the truth no matter what. Remember all liars will perish in hell.
- They have a pure and a gentle heart
though children might be playful, but they have a pure and a gentle heart. They see everybody as a good person that’s why they allow everyone to carry them.
Don’t forget the bible says; blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
- They are always happy
children don’t care about what’s going around them, they are always happy. They just put a lovely smile on their face unlike adult, who just frown in any little thing. We are supposed to be like them, by being happy always.
- They don’t have pride.
Children are very humble, they are never proud. They are easy going, they don’t get care who’s watching them. That’s what God expects from us too. We must be humble like a little child.
- They are friendly
children are very friendly; everyone likes to be around them because they are lovable and adorable. You see why you must also be like a child to receive the kingdom of heaven,
- They love easily
love conquers all. Children love easily, in fact they don’t need your gift before they can love you, and neither do they need your present. Children will keep on loving you even if you don’t have their time. And their kind of love is genuine, it doesn’t backbite.
You see why you must receive the kingdom of heaven a little child.
Receiving the kingdom as a little child is one of the surest way to make it things right with God. Why not imitate them and start to be like them. Love you always.