Bible Devotions

17 Reasons Children Receive the Kingdom of God

on January 13, 2012

Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.  Mark 10:15

What does a child do that adults may have trouble doing?

  • Children ask lot of questions.
  • Children are not ashamed to seek help.
  • Children are willing to trust others.
  • Children believe what they are told.
  • Children share what they learn.
  • Children are full of wonder, excitement to find out how things work.
  • Children are not afraid to try.
  • Children make friends easily.
  • Children forgive quickly.
  • Children are loving and eager to tell you they love you.
  • Children feel bad when they did something wrong
  • Children can say “I’m sorry” and really mean it.
  • Children follow directions and instructions.
  • Children are dependent on others to care for them.
  • Children are not caught up in the cares of this world.
  • Children are pure, honest, and true.
  • Children trust others more easily.

Our pastor once told us, we all need children in our life.  Even single, unmarried people need children in their life.  Is it any wonder? After reviewing the above list it is easy to see children play an important role in the life of a believer.  They are the reminder of how we should be towards God, our heavenly Father.

Review the above list of children’s characteristics.  Check yourself.  Use a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being rarely and 5 being frequently.  Rate how frequently each statement above appears in your life.  Total up your score.  If you have between 17 and 25 points, you seriously need to hang around some children more often.  If you have 25 – 55 points, you are making good progress.  If you have 56 to 85 points, congratulations you are doing great. Keep up the good work!


Thank you, Lord, for your Word of Truth, your Holy Spirit to guide us in your Truth. Thank you for Jesus’ work on the cross that we might come to You as little children. In Jesus’ name Amen.



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