Jesus and Children: 10 Bible Verses into His thinking


Children have access

“Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away.” Matthew 19:13-15

Childlike faith and kingdom access

“And said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3

Revelation is not too deep for Children

“In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.” Luke 10:21

Children deserve good gifts

“What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:11-13

God’s jealous protection of children 

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing.” Luke 13:34
 
He is a Father to the fatherless 
He is a Defender of the weak
He is an advocate for the least of these
He execute justice for the fatherless

Out of the mouths of babes

But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, “Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?” Matthew 21:15, 16

Generational Curses vs Generational Blessings

“And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!” Matthew 27:25

Generational curse work only on subsequent generations of children who continue to hate God up to the third and forth generations. But that curse is broken, up to a thousand generations upon children who lay their lives under the precious and powerful blood of Jesus.

Wrath reserved for those who harm children

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.” Mark 9:42

Look around. See the horror children go through at the hand of men. They will not go unpunished. We must never think that God has turned a blind eye to the evil mistreatment to these little children. Wrath is reserved for those who harm children. 

Childlike Fellowship Illustration

“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me. Matthew 18:2
 
Did you know that your attitude toward children is an illustration to your relationship to your Heavenly Father? Jesus tells us that receiving and welcoming children paints a picture about our fellowship with the father

Children gone wild

“And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death.” Mark 13:12
 
Jesus acknowledges that the time will come when children will rebel and walk away from the faith they once embraced. All we can do is pray and continue to stand on his words that “he will turn the father’s heart to the son, and bring healing and salvation back in their lives.

2 responses to “Jesus and Children: 10 Bible Verses into His thinking

  1. hey Wendell, thank you very much… some people call it “basic instruction before leaving earth” (Bible). It has a lot to say, if we would just listen.see you on your blog!

  2. Walter, your message is a wonderful one, it says so much spiritually and is filled with nourishing wisdom if one would but embrace the living word you have shared! God bless my brother!

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