September 8, 2023

Faith Like a Child

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”—Luke 18:17 NASB

Antonin Dvorák was a beloved composer. Born on this day in 1841, in what today is the Czech Republic, his most famous work was his New World Symphony, written during the three years he spent in the United States.

Dvorák had a genial nature. As one musicologist notes, he was a “devoutly religious” man. His faith in God was “unquestioning” and “all pervasive.” He simply believed and trusted Him. His faith sustained him, particularly when he went through difficulties and was criticized. His belief in God gave his music warmth and left listeners uplifted and encouraged.

But the simplicity of his faith did not limit his creativity. These characteristics infused his music with boldness. It allowed him great freedom because he believed that he wrote, “what God tells me to do.”

Many people argue that it is foolish to have faith in God and naïve to trust in Him and believe His Word. But in God’s sight, this childlike faith opens the door to blessings and spiritual riches. Jesus said that we cannot even enter God’s Kingdom unless we approach it like a child.

Are you allowing doubt to keep you from trusting in God? Have you given in to skeptics who question His Word? Put aside the opinions of foolish human beings. Approach God and His Word just like a child. Believe Him. Trust Him. Simply have faith.

Reflection Question: What doubts are keeping you from trusting God fully?

Prayer
Father, I believe Your Word is true. I trust You. Thank You that You are faithful. I love You! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Luke 18

Prayer
Father, I believe Your Word is true. I trust You. Thank You that You are faithful. I love You! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Luke 18