You Can’t Spoil a Baby

Adrian Rogers

But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way….” Acts 9:27

I’ve heard that in the first year of his life, it is virtually impossible to spoil a baby. You can’t give one too much love. Now you can spoil kids, but it is virtually impossible to spoil a newborn baby. All of the love, all of the attention, all of the hugging, all of the kissing, all of the coddling you want to do; just do it.

And I want to say, correspondingly, it is virtually impossible to spoil a newborn Christian. He needs to be loved. Barnabas took Saul to the apostles and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord. While the apostles were scared of Saul, Barnabas introduced him, made him feel a part, and encouraged him in this way. Thank God for Barnabas!

Some of us have known firsthand what it’s like to have a Barnabas in our lives. Others, new believers, may be wishing they had one—or not even realize how much they need one. Keep your eyes and ears open. Let the Holy Spirit show you if there is someone you can befriend and help to grow, as Barnabas did Saul/Paul.

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4 replies

  1. Hi Greg: The first church the Lord sent me to,where I got saved and Baptized, You read about it in Laying Down my Net, was exactly what has been described here. They took me in and loved me, taught me, and accepted me. I have never been in a church like that since. This devotion brings back those memories. Thanks.

    • Yes I loved that book. I finished your other one as well Seek My Face, excellent. I wish you had time, posting those messages here would be fantastic. 🙂
      That was a great church you were in! 🙂

      • It was a great church and I miss finding that in other churches and believe me I’ve been in many. Are you talking about The prophecies in Seek My Face? I might be able to do it but not every day. How do I do that? You can e-mail me at

        • Yes Ma’am I am! Those were great, and I have felt ever since reading them that its important that they be shared as widely as possible. I have thought this for months now…
          Will contact you by email. Whenever you can would be wonderful Sue – no pressure.

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