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What did Jesus say about Little Children

What did Jesus say about Little Children

Jesus’ teachings about little children are profound and highlight the importance of humility, dependence, and faith in the kingdom of heaven. Here are some significant verses and takeaways:

Bible Verses:

  1. Matthew 19:14: “but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'” .
  2. Matthew 18:3-4: “Truly I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” .
  3. Mark 10:14-15: “But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.'” .

Three Main Takeaways:

  1. The Essentiality of Child-like Humility and Dependence: Jesus’ emphasis on becoming like little children to enter the kingdom of heaven underscores the virtues of humility and dependence on God. It is a call to recognize our need for God’s grace and guidance, much like children depend on their parents.
  2. Accessibility of the Kingdom to All: By affirming that the kingdom of heaven belongs to little children, Jesus communicates that God’s kingdom is open to all who approach Him with a child-like faith, regardless of their status, wisdom, or abilities. This inclusivity invites individuals from all walks of life to come to Jesus with a pure and trusting heart.
  3. A Model for Spiritual Greatness: Jesus overturns worldly notions of greatness by declaring that those who humble themselves like children are the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. This teaching challenges believers to reevaluate their perspectives on power, success, and prestige, encouraging a life characterized by simplicity, sincerity, and a heartfelt reliance on God.

These passages and takeaways highlight the profound spiritual truths that Jesus teaches through the metaphor of little children, urging us to embrace humility, faith, and dependence on God as central to our Christian walk.


  • Greg Gaines

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