Childish Versus Childlike
There is a big difference between being childish and childlike. The first is self-absorbed, lazy, and undisciplined; the second lays down one’s own wisdom and position for that which comes from above, leaning not to one’s own understanding (Prov. 3:5), and is disciplined by a love that “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Cor. 13:7). It’s like the story of the emperor’s new clothes. To be childlike is to have the simple, frank honesty of a child to realize that sometimes the doctrines we are dressing ourselves up in are nothing more than air and hubris.
Trimm, Cindy (2011-10-04). The Prayer Warrior's Way: Strategies from heaven for intimate communication with God (p. 29). Strang Communications. Kindle Edition.
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