KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 11:25 KJV “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.”
God prefers to deal with those with certain traits of babies. Our key scripture says He (God) has hidden His ways, wisdom and wonders from the wise and prudent of this world, but has revealed them to babies. What are the special traits of babies that makes them preferred choices of God?
1.Babies are absolutely dependent on their patents. They express perfect faith in their parents. (James 1:6-8)
2. babies do not take thoughts about anything. (Phil 46&7) They are okay with what they have. They don’t worry.
3. Babies would not keep any hurt.
4.Babies expect the best from their parents and believe their parents are the best.
5. It is in the light of these characteristics of children that make people who can exhibit these traits become God’s preferred choices.
When Jesus’ disciples came to Him asking of which of them would be greatest in the kingdom of heaven. The Lord put a little child in their midst and said the following. Mat 18:4 KJV” Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “The Lord revealed in this verse that children are very humble. The Lord said in the beatitudes of Matt 5 t3 that blessed or happy are the poor in heart or spirit or the humble, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. In Psalm 8:2 Psa 8:2 KJV, the psalmist wrote “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. He gives power and authority to the humble. The scripture says He gives more grace to the humble James 4:6.
Every man who has experienced so much of God has been very childlike in relating to God. 1st Corinthians 1:18-31, introduces the folly of human wisdom and prudence in relating to God. He reveals that it took the foolishness of preaching about the death of Jesus on the cross to save the lost. This is stupidity to the wise of this world. To us who would be childlike, it is the power of God. It reveals also that God has chosen that men through wisdom cannot know him. Man must know God by accepting the revelation God has given of himself in the Bible. The scripture also says in that passage that God has chosen the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. He has chosen those who would be childlike in relating to Him to be possessors of His l authority, mysteries and miracles. Would you repent and be like a child in relating to God?
Dear father, give me the heart of a child in relating to you. I break away from all pride of any form. I show total dependance on you all the way.
1Corinth 1:18-22 KJV” For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God, For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world, For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”