We have all heard someone say very spiritually that they do not get into the deep things of the faith. They simply have a childlike faith. Certainly we cannot argue against the expression of a childlike faith since Jesus himself makes it clear that this type of faith is the kind of those in the kingdom of heaven. Even so, when someone makes such a statement I always clarify what a childlike faith means. A childlike faith is one that simply hears what Christ says and obeys him. It is a pure trust in Christ that leads to obedience. Most of the time that I have made this comment it exposes the true motivation of one’s heart. To call for a childlike faith is normally a call to be ignorant of sin or what Christ commands so that one will not have to obey the Lord.
Even so, is a childlike faith where Christ wants us to remain? I think we must answer this with two interconnected points. Read the rest of this entry »