Gathering Community Church

Preparing the Way for Jesus, Part 66

In the previous parable Jesus used a Tax-Collector as an example of someone the Pharisees would have considered to be unworthy. Here he is championing the cause of the innocent–the children–the babies. He was removing all hope that anyone could enter heaven based upon their own works or level of righteousness. The Jewish culture was built upon the law. Jesus’ teachings were based upon the law. The law was still in affect as a means to achieve righteousness and point to Jesus who would ultimately fulfill the law on our behalf.