Childlike Faith

“At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.”
Luke 10:21, NLT

child-reaching-into-the-shadow-1199093-640x960In the later part of this verse, Jesus thanks His Father for “hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever.” This is a warning for us against pride and self-reliance. We need to be careful not to be wise in our own eyes, but to acknowledge God in everything we do (Proverbs 3:5-7). Only when we come to Him with childlike faith will He reveal His truths to us. Today, let’s pray through Psalm 139:23-24. Ask God to search your heart and to remove anything He finds offensive, and then pray that He will grant us a childlike faith that will be pleasing to Him.

Ps. 139:23-24 – “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting (NLT).”




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