Childlike Innocence

Jesus said, “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”  If you consider yourself a mature adult, that statement could be quite unsettling to you.  Some of us have worked our whole lives to be better, more intelligent, more intellectual and worldly than everyone else.  And Jesus says it’s worthless, even a hindrance to salvation?

Over the past two weeks, I found myself re-evaluating my DVD collection.  I started asking myself this question: would I ever let a child watch this movie?  It’s a sobering question.  I’ve thrown out a couple of movies already, and I’m surely not done yet.

To be honest, I don’t know how many scenes of violence and sex I’ve heartily welcomed into my eyes and ears in the name of entertainment.  I tell you, it’s a lot.  It’s more than enough to defile multiple minds for many eternities.  I can only gratefully thank God that He sent Jesus to take away my iniquities.  I would be lost without Him.

We must now break the cycle and return to the place, the state of being, where He is our Father and we are His beloved children.  There is no place better.

“For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world.  The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”–1 John 2:16-17


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