Matthew 18:1-11 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
The point that Jesus makes today is that we ought to humble ourselves before God.
Our world is filled with all kinds of worldly pride, rebellion, and sin against God that causes pride to reign in the hearts of man.
Sins that prevent mankind from wanting to come to Christ to be saved.
Jesus said we can only receive the "kingdom of God" as a little child, which means by humbling ourselves to the will, power and authority of God and His Word that is written in the bible by obedience to it.
We all are guilty of death and separation from God, but through His Son Jesus Christ shed blood, God has made it possible for us to be forgiven of our sins and be reconciled back to Him.
1 Peter 1:18-19 - Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Today, a choice has been laid out before all of us in the Word of God. The choice is to choose or reject Christ.
It is only by humbling ourselves as a child and accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior and Redeemer can we be saved from the penalty of death and eternal separation from God the Father.
Jesus is it! There is no other way to God. It is by faith in Christ and God's atoning work at Calvary alone.
John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Where do you stand concerning Jesus on today? Have you accepted or rejected Him?
Where are you planning to spend eternity? With God or without God? Your acceptance or denial of Christ will give you your answer to these question.
John 3:15-16 -so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life [after physical death, and will actually live forever]. 16 “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a]only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him[as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.
I pray that Jesus is your choice on today.
God bless and I love you all.