Whenever we give a child a gift, he or she usually receives it with enthusiasm and trust. Likewise, God wants us to approach His kingdom in the same manner. As adults, many of us try to enter into the kingdom with doubt, reasoning, or pride. However, in order to enter into the kingdom of God, we must come to Him with childlike trust.

  1. In choosing to make the kingdom of God a priority in our lives, we must make a commitment to fully rely on Him.

    1. Seeking the kingdom of God first means making it a priority.

    2. We must approach the kingdom with the enthusiasm and trust of a child (Mark 10:13-16, AMP).

      1. We cannot enter into the kingdom with doubt and unbelief.

    3. If we trust our riches, we will find it difficult to enter into the kingdom of God (Mark 10:17-27, AMP, Psalm 52:7, 1 Timothy 6:17-19, AMP).

      1. Jesus instructed a rich young ruler to sell his possessions and follow Him.

      2. Jesus’ words saddened the young man because he did not want to sell his possessions. He trusted in his riches more than Jesus.

      3. Jesus used the incident to teach His disciples that it is hard for someone to enter into the kingdom while trusting in riches.

      4. Those who trust in their riches will fall (Proverbs 11:28).

    4. We receive a hundredfold return on the possessions we give up for the kingdom; however, there will also be persecution (Mark 10:28-30).

      1. God will make those who are last, first (Mark 10:31).

      2. The poor will be empowered to prosper through the kingdom of God (Luke 6:20).

  1. “Lean on, trust and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind, and do not rely on your own insight or understanding (Proverbs 3:5, AMP).

    1. God delivers those who trust Him (1 Timothy 4:10, AMP).

    2. He will keep us whole (nothing missing or broken in life) when we stay focused on what He has said (Isaiah 26:3).

    3. We are empowered to fail when we place our trust in man and turn away from God (Jeremiah 17:5, AMP).

    4. We are empowered to prosper when we trust God (Jeremiah 17:7, AMP).

    5. When our hearts are fixed—trusting Him—fear cannot enter (Psalm 112:1-8).

Scripture References:

  • Mark 10:13-31, AMP

  • Psalm 52:7

  • 1Timothy 6:17-19, AMP

  • Proverbs 11:28, AMP

  • Luke 6:20

  • Proverbs 3:5, AMP

  • 1Timothy 4:10, AMP

  • Isaiah 26:3

  • Jeremiah 17:5-7

  • Psalm 112:1-8

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church