Mt. 19:13-15; Mk. 10:13-16; Lk. 18:15-17
It was customary to bring little children to the president of the synagogue to be prayed over. An even greater privilege was to bring them to the Messiah. Since the disciples felt like it was a waste of Jesus’ time to be hindered by children, they rebuked those who brought their children.
Jesus was greatly displeased with His disciples so He taught a lesson on humility. He stated that, “Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” He was not teaching infant baptism, but the necessity of becoming humble like a child.