DCLM Daily Manna 3 July, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi – Real Conversion

Children were brought to Jesus, as He taught in the coasts of Judea around Jordan, by their mothers who joined the crowd. But His disciples rebuked the women. Perhaps, they thought Jesus was too busy to be disturbed by little children. But He rebuked them and asked them to allow the children to come to Him. He further revealed that conversion is incomplete until one possesses the humility and simplicity of children.

What special characteristics in children are highlighted in our text as evidence of conversion? The children brought to Christ were described as ‘little children’ in their state of sincere innocence who hadn’t reached the age of accountability. They do not have ulterior motive and diplomacy of adults.

No wonder the Scripture reveals that of such is the kingdom of God. This implies that making it to heaven requires the innocence and simplicity of children. You must repent of all your sins, ask the Lord to pardon you of all the wrongs you have committed and believe in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross to atone for your sins before you can have this real conversion characterised by childlikeness.

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