Then Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit and said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding the truth from those who think themselves so wise and clever, and for revealing it to the childlike.” (Luke 10:21 NLT)
Jesus constantly surprised people, was always doing and saying things that people didn’t expect. Because the idea of a Messiah had been ingrained in them for centuries, the Jewish concept of what He should be and do was pretty fixed. Perhaps the most significant way in which Jesus went against the grain of their expectations was His love for humility – it evidenced itself in His personal character as well as in what He looked for in His followers.
Which is why He took such delight that God was revealing Himself to the simple and hiding Himself from the arrogant. Those with proud hearts, especially religious pride, found themselves blinded to the truth of Jesus’ person, Jesus’ power, and Jesus’ teaching. But those who come with trusting, open hearts of children receive the treasures of heaven.
Prayer: God, let this quality of simple trust and childlike faith define my heart and open my eyes to all that You are today.