1. Mark 10:13 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why did the disciples not want Jesus to be bothered?

Mark 10:13 (ESV)

13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them.

The disciples object to this new development. Jesus needs his time to instruct and heal. These children are not urgent. And so they even rebuke the parents for bringing these little ones. Jesus has other things to do: bringing the kingdom of God. Important interests come before unimportant issues!1