Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mark 10:11-16 - Women and Children First!

So He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her.
And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.
Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
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.
And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.
Sinking ship!
In Sinking ships, it's women and children first; so, too, in the Kingdom of God!
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Jesus transform the society around Him. In His day, women were considered property and children could be considered a nuisance. Thus, it was okay in His day for a man to divorce his wife for any trivial reason and children were to remember that thier only importance was to be ready to grow up and take over the family business. But, Jesus knows the value of all people, even those who are considered of low status.

My attitude should that like that of Jesus Who saw that woman and children were made in the Image of God. Children, especially, are to be emulated in their humility for they always remember that they are dependent upon others, just like we should always remember that we are dependent upon God.

O Lord, grant me that humility of a child for I wish to receive the Kingdom of God. Help me to walk this day knowing that all I encounter are Image bearers and, thus, worthy of honor.  By this attitude, O Lord, may I enter the Kingdom. Amen.

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