Childlike Faith: The Importance of Having A Teachable Spirit

Childlike Faith: The Importance of Having A Teachable Spirit

The biggest downfall of the Pharisees (Jewish priests) was that they believed they knew all there was to know about God. Due to this, they lived from a place of stagnancy in regard to their faith (this is where a lot of religious practice begins to replace true worship and relationship with God). In Mark 10:15, Jesus addresses a group of people, exclaiming, “Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” The confidence in His statement speaks volumes. Jesus essentially says, “Without a doubt, I inform you…there is no other way.” Jesus quells all confusion with those two phrases. All that is left is for the listeners to absorb the remaining information: “whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child...” The focus of this clause in Jesus’s warning is the receipt of God’s kingdom in a specific manner, like a child. How do we go about doing that? Let’s explore this together.

First of all, what does it mean to be teachable? Romans 12:2 AMP gives us an understanding of this as Paul states:

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Nature Reveals God’s Handiwork

Nature Reveals God’s Handiwork

Every morning when I wake up, I look out the large window across from my bed and witness the day begin. When I’m up early enough, I can catch the first glow of dawn as the sky reveals a bright, warm red with an intensity that gently fades as the light spreads across the sky. I hear the birds chirping. I see the squirrels running about the trees in excitement and curiosity. I embrace the calmness of those early hours as I enter my quiet time with God.

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