February 25, 2019
Luke 10:21-24 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
It is the gracious will of God to reveal his goodness and love to those who are humble enough to receive it. Pride is a spiritual sickness that God rejects; Jesus is the Cure. Prideful people think they see and know all things, so God confuses them in order to lovingly “dethrone” or humble them. “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18).
Education is valuable and we are blessed when we can enjoy higher learning. However, we must never let what we know with our natural minds make us think we know supernatural things apart from the revelation of Christ. It is the work of Christ to make the Father known to us. And, with Christ, only the humble are welcomed into Kingdom Living. Take a humble position, today, and ask Jesus to teach you about the Father.
Luke 10:21-24 Jesus Thanks His Father
21 At that same time, Jesus felt the joy that comes from the Holy Spirit, and he said:
My Father, Lord of heaven and earth, I am grateful that you hid all this from wise and educated people and showed it to ordinary people. Yes, Father, that is what pleased you.
22 My Father has given me everything, and he is the only one who knows the Son. The only one who really knows the Father is the Son. But the Son wants to tell others about the Father, so that they can know him too.
23 Jesus then turned to his disciples and said to them in private, “You are really blessed to see what you see! 24 Many prophets and kings were eager to see what you see and to hear what you hear. But I tell you that they did not see or hear.”
Prayer: Lord, thank you for being my humble Savior and for leading me in the ways of humility. Thank you for your patience with me while I am learning. Jesus please continue to reveal the Father to me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.