Friday, January 15, 2016

"Jesus came into Galilee" - Significance of Poor Men and Little Children

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Significance of Poor Men and Little Children

Christ Jesus did not discuss religious matters with scholars and knowledgeable persons but He taught poor people without learning.

It is significant as He also said, "I praise God since He hides precious things from scholars but presents them to little children."

No matter how much you accumulated expert knowledge and developed academic talents, it is useless.  The most important things are what little children can perceive.  With accumulation of worldly experiences and knowledge, men lose the ability to perceive something important.

Likewise, when a man is poor, he must have ability to perceive something important for humanity.  But as he earns and accumulates money, he must lose the ability.

Sometimes a rich scholar is surprised to see that a poor man understands the essence of religion, art, or even social science that he discovers after long study and work.  Such a scholar might say, "It's a surprise that such a poor man without academic background understands deep truth that I can grasp after long research!"

The truth is simple.  But cheap tricks are everywhere.  However, little children and poor men are kind of sheep among a pack of wolves.  So Christ Jesus told to be obedient like doves and wise like snakes.  But He also said, "Don't give pearls to pigs!"

It might apply to civilization.  If it should survive, it should not neglect poor and weak members.  It should respect spiritual pearls they have.  Otherwise, wolf-like members of a civilization would destroy it.   Avarice and greed may destroy a civilization.

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Mar 1:14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
Mar 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.