Devotions for December 12, 2016

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MARK 10:13-16

13 One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.

14 When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. 15 I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” 16 Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.


Q: The disciples of Jesus seemed to think that interacting with children would be a waste of Jesus’s time. What was Jesus’s response to children approaching him?

Q: Do you approach God with the expectation that He is a good father who gives good gifts? Or, do you see him simply as an authority who is looking to only enforce rules and get you in trouble? This distinction is critical.
Q: What next step could you challenge yourself and others to take today to approach God with child-like faith?



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