“What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” – Acts 8:36
That is the question that Wesley essentially asked two weeks ago when Kimberly and Wesley discussed a story about Baptism. Many of you realize that Wesley is only 6 years old, and to some people he seems young to be baptized. It leads us to the question of “What is the age of accountability?”
This old phrase is used to describe the age at which God might consider a person wise enough to make an informed decision on whether to follow the Lord Jesus and all of God’s teachings. Kimberly and I both believe, as do many of his teachers, that Wesley is knowledgeable enough about the Bible that he can make such a decision at his current age. However, it is only because of everyone, including Kimberly, that has spent so much time teaching him in the ways of the Lord. For each child, that age is different – depending on his upbringing. But why?
Many children don’t understand God’s purpose for our life because of us. It is our responsibility to teach our children (Train up a child in the way he should – Proverbs 22:6).
In Acts, chapter 8 we find the story about the Ethopian in the chariot, Philip said nothing stood in his way as long as he “believest with all [his] heart” (Acts 8:37*). And as many of you know, Wesley “believest” with all his heart. Thank God for the blessings He has given us, and those that Wesley gives us also. We all love you Wesley!
Who do you know that could benefit from receiving God’s Word in their heart? Would you take time and stop and tell them about God today?
*some translations omit Acts 8:37, if this is the case with your Bible, search for a King James Version for this verse