Saturday, August 21, 2010

See More Than You See

Mark 10:14 KJV
But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Sometimes just the order of things in the Bible teaches volumes.

Chapter 9, in teaching them about the greatest in heaven, Jesus took a child in His arms and taught them to receive children. Here we are just one chapter further into the Word and those same disciples were rebuking people for bringing children to Jesus.

No wonder the Lord was displeased.

There is a lesson here about children's ministries, but there is also a lesson about lessons. Chapter nine is concerning the subject of greatness: it appears that the disciples may have so focused on that part of the lesson they did not see the second lesson about children. This chapter comes along to clarify that second lesson's validity.

We too can be so focused in our minds about one thing in the Scriptures that other and equally important lessons escape us. A man may be so caught up in a mountain view that he does not see the eagle soaring in the same frame.

Learn to take in all, or at least as much of the truth of God's word as possible. Refuse to allow your mind to have such a narrow focus that it misses everything that is not in its already determined search.
• Learn
• Grow
Let Christ be your teacher rather than just using the Bible to find what you want to teach.

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