|Mark 10:15 |
15 Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter into it."1
1 whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter into it. To be as a little child is to return to being innocent, as a little child is innocent, until corrupted by the world. A little child is innocent of lust, pride, hate, envy, greed, etc. The Lord must cleanse our selfish, evil hearts, making us pure again and capable of entering the Kingdom of Heaven. It is impossible to please God walking in the flesh; flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Therefore mortify [put to death] the deeds of the body that are of the earthly life: fornication, impurity, inordinate affections, evil lusts of the flesh, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Col 3:5.