But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:14 KJV)
It is God’s innate and urgent desire to Bless His People. All blessings flow from Him. It is in God’s power to Bless and He desires to Bless. Blessing is so dear and natural to God that He exhorts us to Bless and do not curse. The Bible puts it thus, “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.” (Romans 12:14 KJV).
At some occasion, children were brought to the Lord Jesus and Bible recorded, “And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. (Mark 10:13-16 KJV). It is important to note that, the intent of the children being brought to Jesus was “that he should touch them:” and Jesuswas displeased with the disciples restraining, limiting, deterring, denying, preventing or hindering the children from being Blessed by Him.
We must gain truth and understanding from this account about God’s displeasure, intolerance, irritation, disapproval and discontent to anything or anyone that prevents His Blessing you and I. Jesus, “was much displeased” the Bible says because He greatly welcomes and approves of us (His children) being brought to Him to touch and bless us. Praise the Lord.
It must be borne in mind that just as there were restraints, constraints, obstructions, limitations, distractions, etc. in the way and path of those young children then brought to Jesus to be blessed by Him, so are simile expressions of similar intent that seek to obstruct or deprive our reaching to Jesus for His touch and blessing. We must know to overstep and overcome the obstacles that restrains our reaching or being reached by God for His Blessing. This is very important.
Consider the great story of Abram being called by God, to get out of his country, and from his kindred, and from his father’s house unto a land that God will shew him for instance (Gen. 12:1-3). The nature of the call itself appears both daunting and limiting. How would anyone set out to a place that will be shown or not previously known to him. Many would consider such a call as refutable and irrational but like the restraints put forward to deny and deprive the children from being reached or reaching Jesus, such disclaim to the Word of God designed to Bless one may deny one’s access to being touched and blessed by God and about that God will be very displeased.
To access, obtain and inherit the much desired and needed blessing of God we must like Abraham who by Faith ventured into what was not previously known except that God promised, ventured to follow God to that place where He’s determined to bless us and make us a blessing.