verse of the day

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Children [1 Corinthians 1 v 18- 31 ]

Derek Tidball,writing about children in his book on Leviticus, points out that,'' Jesus  gave time to children in a way that would have been unheard of
among Rabbis, and treated them with an unprecedented respect. C.P.  Matthew 19v13-15/Mark 10 v13-16/Luke 18 v15-17 .The statement that the
Kingdom of God belongs to such as these, has nothing to do with sentimental views about the innocence or trustfulness of children It means that the Kingdom of God is open to nobodies and nonentities, which is how
children were viewed in Jesus day .'' I am sure that is one way of looking at it, it is not a new thing, we all have heard the saying as regards children, that they should be seen but not heard. Of course in a world were many people are treated as nobodies, nonentities, this explanation is  wonderful. So many people throughout history have been classed as such, when slavery was practiced, slaves  would generally thought of as a thing with no writes, they were nobodies. Even today Islam treats women as nobodies, the Hindu religion treat certain people as untouchable,in many parts of the world
those who have leprosy are seen as the lowest of the low. I praise God that in His eyes all humanity is precious, no one need feel excluded. We are told ''God chooses the foolish things of the world, the weak, the lowly, the despised[1 Corinthians 1 v 27-28]
                                             A  prayer.
Dear Lord we thank you that You love the whosoever, yes even nobodies

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