Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. Matthew 18:2-5 (NKJV)
Children need supervision. Their needs come before grown ups hence Jesus says that to as one is to be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. When they make bad choices they need disciplining and loving. His obedience is because he trusts who is asking for obedience. He has faith. If he has a need he only needs to ask.
Galatians 4:1 says, “that the heir, as long as he is a child does not differ from a slave…” He is expected to obey. He is trained and looked after by guardians and stewards. Galatians 4:6-7 says we have the Spirit of His Son whereby we cry out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore we are no longer a slave but a son and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. I need to be as child. Trust God, obey God, be chastised by God, be loved by God. My inheritance is assured as a son and heir of God
Lord, pray I will become humble like a child…