If we focus too closely on the details of a passage, we may overlook connections between seemingly unrelated events. Comparing the disciples’ responses to young, marginalized children and a rich, successful ruler, Alistair Begg reminds us that God has always welcomed the humble and resisted the proud. Rather than thinking we can do “just one more thing” to inherit eternal life, we must surrender unconditionally, because only through God is entry to His kingdom even possible.
15Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
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