Daily Bible Study
Jesus is on a ministry walk with His disciples when certain parents brought their children before Jesus. His disciples rebuked those who brought them. We pick up the narrative in Mark 10:14, 15: "But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, 'Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."' Children exhibit sincerity, eagerness, a trusting attitude, and total dependence on their parents. Thus child-likeness is a fitting comparison for the qualities a disciple should have.