“Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it at all.”
Receive as a child
When we were children, we accepted things without questioning it. However, as we get older, we acquire knowledge and wisdom, and we learn to doubt. At first the Bible seems like it teaches things that are easy to understand, but there are many things that are difficult to accept. To “receive as a child”, is to let go of the doubts and simply accept.
By receiving the kingdom of God, we enter it
What is the “kingdom of God”? Is it “Heaven”? How do we “receive” it? The “kingdom of God”, is where God rules. When we receive the “kingdom of God”, we receive God into our heart to rule it. While we live on this earth, the “kingdom of God” remains in our heart, and when our life ends, we enter into the “kingdom of God” that is Heaven. Let’s prepare for our life in Heaven by living out each day!