Summary: simplicity of salvation...GOOD DEVOTIONAL FOR CLOSING KIDS PROGRAMS OF ANY KIND.
Be a kid again!
Kids believe almost anything! Imp’t that they hear the truth, for they are so accepting!
[Adults are the opposite!]
If you had a child that was lost, and if you had the chance to get a message to that child, telling them what to do, and how to get home…would you make that message simple or complicated?
(simple! So it is w/ our souls’ salvation)
In Acts 16, a man asked, “What must I do to be saved?”
I’m happy to report that God has made it simple.
[believe “on” sheet: Jn. 1:12; 3:18; 5:24;…Abraham believed God…]
Is. 35:8 (speaking of the King’s highway [to heaven])
the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
This means a stranger w/out good sense can find his way on the gospel road.
Salvation is so simple and plain…that often times the intellectual giants stumble over it, while little children have no trouble.
18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
18:2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
2:3 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
2:5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:
2:6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been F2 burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
2:7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
19:7 The law F59 of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
116:6 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
The children get it…we adults make such a mess out of it…how we muddy the waters w/ confusion. We try so hard to make it difficult.
The difficult part was done by Jesus Christ/hard part/expensive/million miles crossed…only 1 step away, the step of faith of a little child (childlike faith), to come to Jesus: