Such A Child
Matthew 18:5-6 Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, 6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Receiving, welcoming one such child favorably, to embrace and approve in Jesus name, is receiving Jesus.
A child who is little or least, innocent, or immature, one who possess pure faith, who just trust’s, not concerned with their next meal, where they will sleep, or what they will wear.
But cause one as this to go astray, distrust, or desert the one they should trust and obey. Tie that milestone, that takes a large animal to move, onto their neck and throw them into the open sea not off the beach, but deep sea. Its a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the angry God of all things.
In reading this section we can see that this isn’t just about children, but also new Christians, and not only new, but all Christians.
It is our responsibility to treat our brothers and sisters, and especially young people just as Jesus has spoken of in this chapter. We love with that perfect God Love that acts from our pure unflawed idea of love in our own hearts. We operate and imitate just as we see Jesus Love all the way to the Cross and beyond.
Don’t stay on the tangible plane of life, but embrace your new life as Christians and embark on your Spiritual plane, walking with and being just like our Wonderfully Amazing God through Jesus our Lord. The benefits and blessings are limitlessly eternal.