Keeping people from Jesus

In Luke 18 people were trying to keep others from encountering Jesus. Parents were bringing their babies to Jesus so He could touch them. How did the disciples respond? They rebuked them. The disciples didn’t understand that the Kingdom was for children as well. Shortly thereafter a blind man was crying out to Jesus, “Son of David have mercy on me.” The people told him to keep quiet, but he ignored them and received sight! You and I may not rebuke parents or tell the blind to keep quiet, but we can keep people from encountering Christ. How so? We do this by what we do, living lives that contradict the gospel. We also do this by what we do not do, telling others about Christ. Ask yourself: “Am I drawing people to Jesus or keeping people from knowing Him?”


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