The Wise… Little Children

At the 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 child-like. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.” – Luke 10:21

“Jesus rejoices that his heavenly Father has given the understanding of spiritual truths not to those who are intellectually wise in their own eyes, but to those who accept in childlike humility the truth revealed in his Word.

Those who believe themselves wise enough to question the teachings of the Scripture by their own ‘superior’ knowledge, and use that as basis for accepting or rejecting God’s Word, are excluded from the fellowship and knowledge of the Son. (v.22)”

– taken from Full Life Study Bible (NIV)