Discovering the Depths of Divine Wisdom: A Humble Heart's Key

Matt. 11:25  At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

Can it be true? Will God indeed hold back on some, while letting others in on great truths? Oh yes, He will! Some might argue that God would not be just in doing so, but who could blame Him? Are there not certain people you can trust with certain information, while there are others you cannot trust? So it is with God. There are certain truths which lie dormant and never come to life in the hearts and minds of some, while others are saturated with such truths. What is the difference?

First, look at our text again. It says that our Father hid certain things from the “wise and prudent”, while revealing them unto “babes”. To better understand this passage, let us consider what Proverbs 3:7 says; “Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.” I believe what Jesus is saying is this; Those who are wise in their own eyes consider themselves to be full of revelation, thus having no room for more understanding than what they consider themselves to already have.

On the other hand, those who are not wise in their own eyes, who are still hungry and thirsty for more, and who do not consider themselves full of knowledge, are the ones He will reveal Himself to, because they still have enough room to receive and accept His teachings! 1 Cor. 1:26 says, “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:” The reason is because God is not going to touch and anoint someone just for some man to get the credit, honor, or glory.

More often than not, God will choose someone whom men have said are not qualified enough, not educated enough, not talented enough, or not popular enough to get the job done. Many are the pulpits with pastors so full of their man-made credentials that they would have no room for Jesus to teach them something different than they have already been taught. It is all in who you listen to which determines whether or not you are a good disciple of Christ.

Is man your primary teacher, or is the Holy Spirit? Open your eyes to the Word of God, and allow His Spirit to lead and guide you into all truth!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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