Change and become like children.
Jesus’ disciples were, in many ways, ignorant to God’s ways in the kingdom. But they were called disciples, not students of the Holy Scriptures. I doubt they regularly attended studies or prayer meetings, but they wanted to know how to pray. Disciples asked questions and Jesus explained His Fathers ways.
“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.’ And He called a child to Himself and set him among them, and said, ‘Truly I say to you, unless you change and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.'” (Matthew 18:1-3 NASB)
Pride wants recognition but will be refused all together.
“So, whoever will humble himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one such child in My name, receives Me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depths of the sea.'” (Matthew 18:4-6 NASB)
Perversion, sanctified by the world, sneaks into the classrooms of the innocent, then boldly fights to stay there. Children are groomed to be used by satisfying greed, lust and acceptance of the perverter of God’s ways. Is this not a sign of the times?
“Now after John was taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.'” (Mark 1:14-15 NASB)