The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Mark:10:13 @ And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

kjv@Mark:10:14 @ 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.

kjv@Mark:10:15 @ Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

kjv@Mark:10:16 @ And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

Today's notes:


Key Concepts:


What is God's righteousness observed doing?:

What does this tell us about God's righteousness?:

How is man reacting?:


It may seem like a fairly small and correctable thing the disciples have done. In the flesh however, every little item is an evidence, call it a symptom, of the non spiritual heart beneath it. Jesus could rebuke all of it at once whole or else He could jump on issues as they crop up with a pointer to the larger entirety so as to not completely discourage the frail faithful heart.

Other quotes have this being converted and receiving the kingdom which also suggests this flesh verses spirit discernment. The man that hasn't the spirit will not have the discernment, likely rather he will have the insistence of being authoritatively right. I mean who in the flesh would have thought that the little children would be such a big deal? Following such a discourse one would think okay so He likes the children, but it is the heart of the disciples and the position from which they are making decisions for Him that He is really getting at.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. Often what we know in the flesh makes so much sense to us that we just assume that in the spirit it would be much the same. How many of our core decisions and actions been made on these grounds. The flesh rather is all that we are literally familiar with. To step out in the spirit is to step as a child again into the unknown and unfamiliar.
  2. What does a truly sincere seeking heart look like? Can't there be selfish or shallow approaches observed into it all? If to limit pursuit to only the most sincere heart and heartfelt effort would any human pursuit yet remain? Perhaps the picture advised is much more simple: to pursue all of it as a child.

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