Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was Your gracious will.”
– Luke 10:21
It is not that Jesus is against the wise and intelligent, but Jesus knows that those who arrogantly regard themselves as having a superior intellect, become so full of themselves, so haughty and proud, that even in matters of religion they loftily consider others to be inferior and, possibly, less worthy!
Such persons, invariably, fail to apply Jesus’ constant call for humility to themselves and, therefore, they can never go beyond the human realm in their understanding of Christ. Their attitude blocks having a genuine personal relationship with Jesus.
The humble, on the other hand (and to be humble does not mean to lack intellect), experience Christ in a very special personal manner, as the Spirit faithfully reveals to them that which is otherwise beyond human understanding, that which brings deep and indescribable joy!
Lord Jesus, I want to be humble
like You were humble on this earth.
I want to learn from You and listen to Your voice.
I want to always be guided by You.
Lord Jesus, the fact that You are my friend, overwhelms me;
the fact that You walk by my side along the way, fills me with great joy.
Lord, You are the King of Kings,
yet You are so wonderfully meek and humble of heart.
Lord, teach me how to be like You.