God’s Good Pleasure

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 was your good pleasure.” (Matthew 11:25–26, NIV 1984).

My Musings – “These things” would not have been hidden from the wise and learned if they really were wise and learned. But it seems like things back then were not so different than they are now. It is easier to ignore, re-define or outright deny the truth when it is not to our liking or not what we would prefer it to be. For many, “nothing but the truth,” has become “anything but the truth.”

Another thing that has not changed is the “little children,” or those with childlike faith, are eager to learn the truth. And it is God’s “good pleasure” to reveal it to them while hiding it from those who are “wise and learned” in their own eyes. Of course, there are those who really are wise in their great learning and can accept the truth for what it is. Like the Apostle Paul. “At this point Festus interrupted Paul’s defense. ‘You are out of your mind, Paul!’ he shouted. ‘Your great learning is driving you insane.’ ‘I am not insane, most excellent Festus,’ Paul replied. ‘What I am saying is true and reasonable.'” (Acts 26:24–25, NIV 1984).

My Advice – As far as we know, Festus trusted in his own wisdom rather than what was “true and reasonable.” What about you? Have you accepted “these things” in childlike faith? If not, what is it that you find so unreasonable? Investigate it yourself with an open mind, with the mindset that you will accept the truth no matter where it takes you.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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