Like a child
MATTHEW 18: 1-3 AMP
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child and set him before them, and said, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless you repent [that is, change your inner self–your old way of thinking, live changed lives] and become like children [trusting, humble, and forgiving], you will never enter the kingdom of heaven
This week we have been looking at different character traits of a child because as Jesus said, unless we change our inner self and become like a child, we will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Children love unconditionally. They don’t love you because of what you have or your title or because of what you can do for them. When children love, they love unconditionally. Even when they come together to play, children do not discriminate along the lines that adults discriminate. If you find a child discriminating then it is something they have been taught or observed most likely at home.
We are called to love each other unconditionally and to live God with all we have got.
Mark 12:30-31 (AMP)
30 and you shall love the lord your god with all your heart, and with all your soul (life), and with all your mind (thought, understanding), and with all your strength.’ 31 This is the second: ‘you shall [unselfishly] [a]love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Jesus said that the true evidence to the world that we are his disciples would be the love that we have for one another. Unconditional love for others is easier said than done but by the help of the Holy Spirit we are able to do that. As children of God brothers and sisters in the faith, we should stop discriminating one another along tribal lines or according to race or economic strength and even denomination. We belong to the same body and thus we should love one another and walk in unity if we are to fulfill the work God has assigned for us to accomplish.
Love God with all you’ve got, make Him first priority in your life and love people unconditionally… The End!