Reference text: Luke 10:17-24
Luke 10:21a In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes:
We have this statement that is used often ‘ Catch them and they will be yours forever’. Those words are almost always used in an informal setting to indicate the need to start early especially when imparting knowledge. Many grown ups have already formed set standards and knowledge pools hence relearning is a big deal: ‘children’ on the other hand are like a blank canvas- so forming new ideas with them is a lot easier.
One might wonder why ‘those things’ which Jesus spoke about were hidden from the wise and the learned, but revealed to little ones. The response to this brooding is highlighted in the opening paragraph: Those who consider themselves wise and learned are usually unwilling to break down the walls of their enforced learning to allow any new and unfamiliar material in.
I heard a punchline from an episode I watched yesterday: “do you know what isworse than knowing nothing at all? Thinking that you know everything”. That caused me to pause for a few moments to ponder on those words and how directly they apply to the lives we live daily. How easy or difficult is it to admit ignorance or a lack of indepth understanding without seemingly hurting our own personal pride?
My dear, the things of God need to be embraced from an entirely new perspective – on the notion that we don’t know it all. We ought to be ready to unlearn and relearn on our walk with the Lord hence we ought not approach Him with that ‘know-it-all’ attitude because for all you actually know, we still have a lot more to learn than we may think.
Remember # do not approach God with a painting, instead come with a blank canvas and make the brushstrokes with Him.