Revealed to Children

Do you ever wonder how God goes about distributing knowledge? Do you ask Him to provide you with wisdom? Are you continuing to wait? Have you been wondering when you might receive it? Have you relegated yourself to being a child?

You may wonder why I asked that last question. Have you read the words of Jesus? As we saw in yesterday’s message, we are told that we must accept Jesus as a child would. Today, we are told that God provides the secrets of heaven to children rather than the wise.

What could Jesus mean by saying this? Might I suggest that He means the same thing He meant in yesterday’s passage. We must become like children to receive God’s wisdom. We must stop trying to do it all on our own and rely on Him. We must trust Him to provide what we need when we need it, including knowledge and wisdom.

I know, that’s a frustrating proposition. I understand how frustrating it can be. I’ve experienced it. I can also tell you, when you step back and take a look at how God has worked in your life in the past, you will find He has worked the greatest when you gave up trying to do it all yourself.

The more we rely on God, just as a child relies on their parents, the more God provides for us. He wants us to depend on Him. He wants us to trust Him. He wants us to ask for what we need. He wants us to be satisfied with what He has blessed us with. That is the child like attitude God wants from us.

The question each of us must answer its, will we decide to be childlike before God? Until we make this decision, we will continue to search for answers with little success in finding them. When we seek them as a child of God to His glory, He will provide the answer we seek.

Notice that God is pleased to do this. He is pleased to provide for His children. God is pleased to hide His secrets from those who are wise in their own eyes and by the world’s standards. Let’s all decide to be a child of God and trust Him in all things.

I pray we all turn to God as His child. I pray we trust Him more than we trust our parents. I pray each of us will give our attitude of self-reliance to rely on God. Be a child of God’s. Be childlike before God. Trust God to provide for your needs. Learn to lean on Him for your understanding.

Matthew 11:25-26 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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