Matthew 11:25-26 WEB
25 At that time, Jesus answered, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants.
26 Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight.
Promise #66: I delight to reveal My kingdom to those with a childlike heart.
In today’s promise, we read how Jesus delightfully declares that the mysteries of the kingdom are actually hidden from the wise and prudent and revealed to little children. I especially like how the Amplified Bible translates this passage of Scripture…
Matthew 11:25-26… 25At that time Jesus began to say, I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth [and I acknowledge openly and joyfully to Your honor], that You have hidden these things from the wise and clever and learned, and revealed them to babies [to the childish, untaught, and unskilled]. (AMP)
To further illustrate this truth, I would encourage you to read Matthew 18:1-4. In this passage of Scripture, the disciples were arguing about who would be the greatest in the kingdom. I can’t imagine how surprised they would have been when Jesus called out a little child as an example of one whom He considered to be great in His kingdom.
Jesus does not call us to be childish, but He does call us to be childlike. Little children live a completely dependent life. They know they are small and they carry within their little bodies a humility that causes them to trust completely in their parents’ care. The more that we can see the incredible value in having a childlike heart towards our heavenly Father, the more we will be able to grasp the mysteries of our Papa’s amazing kingdom.