There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise:
1. The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
2. The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;
3. The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;
4. The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces.
A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time.
Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as a little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake. I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
Glimpses of God © by Joyce C. Lock
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