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Can you please, “grow up?”

“that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:”

                    Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭14‬-‭15‬ ‭KJV‬‬

In a few instances in the Bible, God instructs us to be like children. Specifically Matthew 18:3 when he states “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.”


In this passage in Matthew God was instructing those who claimed to be Christians that their views were wrong. They were looking for high offices and prestige and in that case God was advising them to be like children in the aspect that children are gentle, usually absent of pride, which means they are humble, therefore TEACHABLE! God was instructing them that their views were wrong and in order to make it to heaven they needed to discard them and hear the true teaching of God.