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Childlike Faith

February 5, 2014

ChildFaith

Psalm 116:6 NLT
6 The Lord protects{keeps, guards, preserves} those of childlike faith;
I was facing death, and he saved me.

From NetBible Ps 116:6

  • protects[08104] = keep, guard, preserve
  • childlike faith[06612] = simple
    * that is, the one who is young and still in the process of learning right from wrong and distinguishing wisdom from folly. See Ps 19:7.
  • saved[03467] = delivered, helped

Matthew 18:2-4 AMP
2 And He called a little child to Himself and put him in the midst of them,
3 And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all].
4 Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

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QUOTE:

The child, in danger of the fire, just clings to the fireman, and trusts to him alone. She raises no question about the strength of his limbs to carry her, or the zeal of his heart to rescue her; but she clings. The heat is terrible, the smoke is blinding, but she clings; and her deliverer quickly bears her to safety. In the same childlike confidence cling to Jesus, who can and will bear you out of danger from the flames of sin.

—C. H. Spurgeon