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The Kingdom Belongs To Such As These

Q: What do you take from Matthew 19:14 and what are the implications of that verse? I guess the other part of the question is when Jesus is talking about the children and says the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these (or those who are like children), in what ways should we be like children? Children tend to be curious and ask a lot of questions... right?

A: Your question is a really good one.

I'm sure that there is more to it than this. But here's my best effort at the present time. I think asking a lot of questions and being curious is definitely something that is characteristic of children. I know other interpreters I've heard discuss this passage also make a big deal about the simple trust that children often express in their parents. They say that we (as Christians) are to likewise have simple faith and total trust in God.

These are certainly true statements. However, I don't think that this is the intent of this passage. By making a big deal about these char…