One of the ten commandments God gave to the people of Israel and as a guide to us all was “Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee” (Deuteronomy 5:16).
Every child needs a family, and like any good home here on earth, every child must be obedient to their parents. Similarly, God expects the same in his house and will only allow those who are righteous to come home.
Jesus is very clear when he expressed that unless we become as little children, we will not enter into the kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 18:3). Simply, if we think of ourselves to be more than children, then such thinking implies we do not need God. We must humble ourselves as little children and obey God. As little children obey and look up to their fathers and mothers, so we as God’s creatures must look up to God, the FATHER, our Creator (Romans 8:20-21).
“Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me” (Psalm 101:6). “Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence” (Psalm 140:13).
Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, the Father says: “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).