Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it."
Luke 18:17 ESV
I think Jesus is trying to get a very simple point across in this passage. He wants His hearers to understand that they must take the kingdom of God at face value. They must be like little children, in that they are willing to accept what the Lord is saying without question.
Jesus in all of His teachings, parables and miracles is showing those that follow Him what the kingdom is and how one can enter it. He doesn't make it difficult to understand, yet many do not hear and comprehend the simplicity of His message. They don't get it because they are over thinking the situation. Many of us today do the same thing.
Over thinking things and balking at Jesus teachings will not get anyone into the kingdom. Balking at the lord's teachings has always been a sure fire way of going astray.
Today as you read the words of Jesus in the Gospels, take them in like a little child, be obedient like a little child and enjoy the blessing that Jesus offers.
© 2012 Leo J. Woodman