June 7, 2021

Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” (Luke 18:15-17)

Many of us are familiar with the acronym KISS (not the band): Keep It Simple Stupid (I refer to it as Keep It Simple Silly). As I read (Luke 18:15-17) this morning, this question came to mind, “do we at times overcomplicate the Gospel?” Something meant easy to understand; do we make it more difficult? I believe that is what Jesus was saying to His Disciples when He said in (v. 16), “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Friends, may we not overcomplicate what the Lord has meant to be easy to understand. Before reading your Bible this morning, would you Pray this prayer with me?

Lord, it was You Who caused all Scripture to be written for our learning. Teach me today in the power of Your Holy Spirit the truths that You would have me learn. Lord, I know that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Feed me on Your Word, Lord, and make me hungry for the living Manna that comes down from heaven, the heavenly Bread of Life and true and living Water, Who alone can bring me into my eternal inheritance. May the Spirit of all Truth open my mind today as I read and study Your Word. May I be willing to be led into all truth and be taught the Will of the Father in my life? And give me a willing heart and the opportunity to share with others the pearls of truth You would teach me today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God Bless and have a Blessed Day, Friends <><

 

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