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Monday, December 21, 2020

Examples From Little Children

By Bill Brandstatter

    The Christmas season is here. The excitement in the eyes of children during this time of year  is always wonderful. The young children at Christmas time have enthusiasm from which many  Christians could learn.
    Children are innocent and pure. They are not born with inherited sin. Jesus used the  example of a little child to show how we should be in the kingdom. Jesus stated; “unless you are  converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt. 18:3 NKJV) If children were sinful creatures, Christ would not have used them in this
illustration. 
    Isn’t it interesting that young children have no bias, hard feelings or hatred? In Christ, we  too, should have that attitude. God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34). We shouldn’t be  either. 
    What children learn is also important. Children can learn a great deal. In order to be saved,  a person must learn something (John 6:44, 45). We too should desire to learn God’s Will like children. (1 Pet. 2:2) 
    May we have the desire and enthusiasm of little children when we look at the Word of God. Let us study with a hunger and listen with attentive ears. May we be recipients of Jesus’ statement; “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be  filled.” (Matt. 5:6 NKJV)
    May we become like little children not just during this time of year but all year long as we rely on our Father and diligently desire the milk of HIS Word.
- Bill Brandstatter preaches for the Marion Church of Christ in Marion, IL. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://marionchurchofchrist.com/


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