God Is:  "God is not willing
that any should perish..."
The world wants to know what God is really like!  
Well, this single verse from Jesus tells us much
about God the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ--

“Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in
heaven, that one of these little ones should
perish.”  (Matthew 18:14)

This is simple but it is deep.  Like some one said,
“Simple enough for a child to understand, but deep
enough for an elephant to bath in.”  This Matthew
18:1-18 passage seems to be about little children,
and so it is--

“And whoso shall receive one such little child in my
name receiveth me.  But whoso shall offend one of
these little ones which believe in me, it were
better for him that a millstone were hanged about
his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of
the sea.  Woe unto the world because of offences!
for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to
that man by whom the offence cometh!”  (Matthew
18:5-7)

Jesus was a realists, knowing the way it is in the
world and that many offenses would be committed
against children, yet He says, this does not lessen
the punishment that is going to be received in
eternity even if the offender is one of the Roman
Vatican Pope's holy minions!

Yes, we learn about correct “ways and doings” in
the Bible, but verses like 18:14 start getting deep
when we pause to realize THAT GOD IS AND HAS
SUCH A CHARACTER AND PERSONALITY THAT IT IS
NOT HIS WILL THAT ONE SINGLE SOUL ON THIS
EARTH SHOULD PERISH FROM HIM AND FROM
ETERNAL LIFE!  This may startle the humanists,
atheists who clamors loudly about the wrongs God
allows to happen in this world, or the Muslim radical
that does not hesitate in the name of a false
religion and fasle god to persecute children and
their parents; and truly we would want to state
that rather some larger number of virgins in
paradise, it is going to be so horrible for them in the
life after death that it would better for each of
these offending radicals that a “millstone were
hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned
in the depth of the sea.”

This also tells the reader something about God, that
He sees and notes all these little and big offenses
against “little ones”; and further that He has
designed an eternal judgment against such
offenders that surpasses weighted down and cast
into the MEDITERRANEAN Sea.  And of course, the
sadness for such radical offenders of “little ones” is
that the soul after death by drowning would also
have to go through the casting into the lake of fire
and brimstone.  Likewise, do we not see also in
these teachings of Jesus how just is the eternal
judgment of God on all offenders {offences is a
favorite word in the Bible for trespasses and sins
which are against God and God's creatures}:  just
look at the ravagings against men, women, and
children in these months and months that ISIS under
a disguise of religion, and in all the land that they
have stolen by force.  Definitely, we say:  a hell of
eternal punishment is required against such radical
wrong doings, also that any holy priest in holy and
colorful garments that offends a child or woman.

We dare not miss the main point that Jesus is
talking about any believer, adult or child; for the
original discussion of Matthew 18:1-18 starts with
his adult apostles talking about which of them
would be the greatest in the “kingdom of heaven”--

“At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus,
saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of
heaven?  And Jesus called a little child unto him,
and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I
say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become
as little children, ye shall not enter into the
kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall
humble himself as this little child, the same is
greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”   (Matthew 18:
1-4)

The main lesson under consideration BY JESUS FOR
any disciple of Christ is that CONVERSION FOR
SALVATION IS LIKE BECOMING A LITTLE CHILD
TOWARD GOD THE FATHER, after all, all humanity
are Creations of God the Father.  In short, there has
to be that humbling of self under the holiness,
righteousness, and omnipotence, etc of the Father.
See how deep; for not only is this humilty under the
Father and conversion in simplicity before the
Father necessary for (1) entrance into the kingdom
of heaven, (2) but also determines the extent of
rewards in the after life--

“{1} Except ye be converted, and become as little
children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of
heaven. {2} Whosoever therefore shall humble
himself as this little child, the same is greatest in
the kingdom of heaven.”  (18:3,4)

Further, we say too little about angels as the
faithful messengers of God--

“Take heed that ye despise not one of these little
ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels
do always behold the face of my Father which is in
heaven.”  (18:10)

Wow, we just keep getting in deeper and deeper on
the teachings of Jesus here in Matthew 18; for not
only is Jesus teaching us here that children under
the age of accountablity are saved in that each one
has assigned a personal guardian angel that looks
directly into the face of God the Father every day,
but also we are being taught that adult believers,
the other “little ones” in the sight of Almighty God
the Father, once with salvation are assigned
likewise a guardian angel.  Well, more than that, it
tells us about the nature of angels without freedom
of choice {except the offending angels like Lucifer
and his followers that were cast out of heaven and
are reserved for the lake of fire and brimstone; and
reminds us of why all bad things happen on earth
and in eternity in spite of the absolute fact that “it
is not the will of your Father which is in heaven,
that one of these little ones should perish.”  The
blame is on how humans are created with freedom
of choice, but I dare say that all would agree we
want it none other way.  Angels are great; however
we desire not to be a robotic messenger of God, and
God wants it that way!
By the way it also goes for any Muslim, atheist, or
humanist man, woman, or child:  God the Father
does not WILL them as perishables.