What were the attitudes of the disciples in these scriptures? Mark 10:13-16 (See also Matthew 19:13-15; Luke 9:37-42; 18:15-17)Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them.14 But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.15 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it. 16 And He took them up in His ARMS, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.
They seemed to have a low regard for small children. They seemed to think that bringing adults to the Lord is more important than children. Perhaps the reason for this is that they were interested on sitting on thrones and children are not of the voting age necessary to put them on these thrones. They were not interested in ministering to people who could not give them a lot in return.