Childlike Heart

Matthew 19:14 NET … But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not try to stop them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

From NetBible Mt 19:14

  • * Children are a picture of those whose simple trust illustrates what faith is all about.
  • * Little children have a trusting spirit, as well as willingness to be dependent and receive from others{especially their Father} –Mt 18:3

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Matthew 11:25-26 NET … At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will{well pleasing in Your sight}.

From NetBible Mt 11:25

  • * The title Lord is an important name for God, showing his sovereignty, but it is interesting that it comes next to a reference to the Father, a term indicative of God’s care.

From NetBible Mt 11:26

  • *  for this was your gracious will = was well-pleasing before You

Come to Jesus with a childlike heart
Trusting and relying only on Him
Be willing and expect to receive
=> Then you will see and know things of His kingdom!

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2 Responses to “Childlike Heart”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    From 365 Promises:

    Promise #66: I delight to reveal My kingdom to those with a childlike heart.

    In today’s promise, we read how Jesus delightfully declares that the mysteries of the kingdom are actually hidden from the wise and prudent and revealed to little children. I especially like how the Amplified Bible translates this passage of Scripture…

    Matthew 11:25-26… 25At that time Jesus began to say, I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth [and I acknowledge openly and joyfully to Your honor], that You have hidden these things from the wise and clever and learned, and revealed them to babies [to the childish, untaught, and unskilled]. (AMP)

    To further illustrate this truth, I would encourage you to read Matthew 18:1-4. In this passage of Scripture, the disciples were arguing about who would be the greatest in the kingdom. I can’t imagine how surprised they would have been when Jesus called out a little child as an example of one whom He considered to be great in His kingdom.

    Jesus does not call us to be childish, but He does call us to be childlike. Little children live a completely dependent life. They know they are small and they carry within their little bodies a humility that causes them to trust completely in their parents’ care. The more that we can see the incredible value in having a childlike heart towards our heavenly Father, the more we will be able to grasp the mysteries of our Papa’s amazing kingdom.
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  2. khollandsblog Says:

    From Our Daily Bread:

    Prayer:
    Loving Jesus, gentle Lamb,
    In Thy gracious hands I am;
    Make me, Savior, what Thou art,
    Live Thyself within my heart.
    -Charles Wesley

    Prayer:
    Father, give me the faith of a little child. I want
    to know Your love and care, and to rest in Your
    embrace. Grant my desire to be like You in all
    my ways that I might live for Your honor.

    Faith shines brightest in a childlike heart.

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