And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.2 Timothy 3:15
The phrase “faith like a child” comes to mind when reading this verse. Jesus tells the disciples in Matthew 18 that unless they turn from their sins and become like little children, they will never get to the kingdom of heaven. Why would He use children as an example of faith? Have you ever worked with children? Or maybe you have children of your own. One of the best things about children is that they do not take much convincing; they can have more faith than any adult. A child doesn’t necessarily have to see to believe. Maybe this is why Jesus says to have faith like a child.
It is important to listen to the next generation and train them in such a way to live with faith and love Christ as these little children did in Matthew 18. If you listen to this verse and train your children up in the scriptures, they will become wise and ready for salvation.
A Prayer to Remember
I know that children are a gift from you. They have such a simple faith. May my faith reflect theirs as I train up my children to know and love you. Amen