Intelligent people

At that moment, the Holy Spirit made Jesus extremely joyful, so Jesus said,

“I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from wise and intelligent people and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this is what was pleasing to you. “All things have been entrusted to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and the person to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” Then turning to his disciples in private, he told them, “How blessed are the eyes that see what you see! Because I tell you, many prophets and kings wanted to see the things you see but didn’t see them, and to hear the things you hear but didn’t hear them.”
[Luke 10:21-24]

Christ the Revealer of God
Christ, as you see here, speaks of Himself. What does He say of Himself?
1. Does He not claim to be Divinely constituted as a Revealer of God?

“All things are delivered to Me of My Father.”

2. Our Lord speaks here also of the glorious mystery of His own person and character. No man, nor angel, nor archangel, nor any intelligence in this or in the heavenly world, knoweth who the Son is but the Father. It takes an Infinite Being to comprehend an Infinite Being.
3. Christ alone knows God in perfection—

“No man knoweth who the Father is but the Son.”

What an awful sense of loneliness—a loneliness which is unutterable—would be involved in our idea of God, unless we had some light given to us by Jesus Christ, concerning His relation to the Father.
4. Jesus Christ is and can alone be the Revealer of God to us—

“And he to whom the Son will reveal Him.”

(1) He can be known to whom the Son will reveal Him.
(2) The way to the knowledge of God is by meekness, humility, submission, trustfulness, love.

(W. Dorling.)


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